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Baku 2015: Benson win underlines promise, says Purcell

Gordon Benson laid down a marker for the future with his European Games triathlon gold, according to British team coach Brendan Purcell.

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Baku Bulletin: Day Two in Review

Day two is in the bag and Team GB are up and running in the medal table thanks to Gordon Benson in the triathlon. There was also action across g...

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Baku 2015: Benson thanks teamates as he bags triathlon gold

Gordon Benson was full of praise for his teammates after he wrote his name into the history books as he became the first ever male European Game...

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Baku 2015: Medal Alert - Benson storms to triathlon gold

Gordon Benson got Great Britain's medal total up and running winning men’s triathlon gold to claim Team GB's first-ever European Games medal.

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Benson puts injury aside Down Under

Gordon Benson insisted it would have taken more than a fractured finger to stop him from returning home from the Australian Youth Olympic Festiv...

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Medal Record

AYOF 2013
  • 0 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 1 Bronze
Baku 2015
  • 1 Gold
  • 0 Silver
  • 0 Bronze

Biography

Benson is the current European Under-23 champion as well holding world bronze in the same age category, two titles he won in 2014.

As a senior he finished 16th at the ITU World Triathlon in London.

Currently training and studying in his home city of Leeds, the 2011 British junior champion, took up triathlon at the age of 15 having been talent spotted by the regional triathlon academy whilst competing in duathlons.

He will be competing at the inaugural European Games at Baku 2015.