More than 150 athletes from 40 nations including Bermuda’s Erica Hawley competed in Semi-Finals on Saturday, despite day one of the Tiszaujvaros World Cup having proceedings hampered by adverse weather that forced the format to be switched to a super-sprint.
Hawley competed in the Women’s Semi-Final number 2 where Tenth-placed last year, Hungary’s Bragmayer crossed first, heading onto the bike in check with leaders Dorka Putnoczki and Jolien Vermeylen and delivering the fastest run of the group to finish ahead of Italy’s Ilaria Zane.
Estonia’s Kaidi Kivioja reached the final by the tightest of margins after enduring a testing race that saw her struggle in the water and then come off her bike, only to dig in and grab the last qualification spot along with Spain’s Anna Godoy Contreras.
Germany’s Annabel Knoll and GB’s Olivia Mathias will be happy with their performances as they managed their race execution with skill, Mathias and Anne Holm putting in the work on the bikes to set themselves well for a controlled final run segment.
Hawley finished the second Semi-Final in 23rd place with a time of 38:52, she was clocked 7:07 on the Swim, 17.58 on the Bike and 12.01 on the Run.