The Dutch triathlon team finished fourth in the mixed relay during the Tokyo Olympics. Britain seized gold. The silver medal went to the United States and France had to settle for bronze.
Holland had to give in 53 seconds to the winning team from Great Britain. The US quartet finished 14 seconds ahead of the winner. France’s buildup at the end was 23 seconds.
Mixed Relay is a new specialty in gaming. Teams of two men and women completed a small 300-meter swimming triathlon and a 7-kilometer and 2-kilometer cycling in a relay format. The Dutch team consisted of Maya Kingma, Rachel Klammer, Jurick van Igdom and Marco van der Stel. Clamer placed fourth in singles competition during the Games.
Kingma gave the Dutch team a great start. She came out of the water in second place and finished just two seconds behind German leader Laura Lindemann. Van der Stel maintained his position in the leading four-man group during swimming and cycling, which also consisted of the teams of Germany, the United States and Great Britain. After the race, he crossed the finish line in third place, behind Britain’s Jonathan Brownlee and American Kevin McDowell.
Klammer kept the Netherlands in fourth place, but could not prevent Great Britain, the United States and France from continuing to advance. Van Igdom left his Belgian and German rivals behind in the final meters and finished fourth.
The winning British band consisted of Jessica Learmonth, Jonathan Brownlee, Georgia Taylor Brown and Alex Day.
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