Olympic24: Brownlee wins on Gold Coast & Christie's defiant

Olympic24: Brownlee wins on Gold Coast & Christie's defiant

11 April 2015 / 10:09

Jonathan Brownlee secures victory on the Gold Coast as Elise Christie fires a warning shot to her rivals. Here’s our review of the last 24 hours.

  • Jonathan Brownlee records back-to-back Triathlon World Series wins
  • Elise Christie is determined to keep her momentum going after tumultuous year
  • Geraint Thomas has no qualms about seeing another Team Sky racer atop the podium
  • Freyja Prentice and Kate French fail to make impact in World Cup 3 final
  • Chris and Gabby Adcock’s run in Singapore halted by Chinese duo

Brownlee claims victory on the Gold Coast

Jonathan Brownlee recorded another dominant World Triathlon Series victory with a win on the Gold Coast, Australia.

Backing up his win just two weeks ago in Auckland, Brownlee was a convincing winner and extends his lead in the Series rankings.

In the women’s race, Gwen Jorgensen achieved her eighth Series victory in a row during the women’s race, and led a USA podium sweep along with Sarah True and Katie Zaferes. Britain’s Lucy Hall was 25th and Jess Learmonth finished her first Word Series event after leading out the swim.

Christie: I want to show the world who is boss

Elise Christie admits it's been a topsy-turvy time in her career but is determined to show the world that she is the one to beat next season.

The 24-year-old crashed out of the Sochi Olympics but showed her fighting spirit to be crowned overall European champion in January.

However, the death of her grandmother came just prior to the World Championships and halted her preparations.

In the end she decided to compete and came away with silver medals in the 500m and 1000m races.

"It just went crazy in my head – I was a double world medallist and it sunk in then," she told Sky Sports. "I was gutted my gran didn't see it but I was so proud all my hard work had paid off.

"I want to work on my weaknesses and be on that podium overall. Hopefully I can go out and show the world who's boss!"

Thomas ready for Wiggins battle in Paris-Roubaix

Geraint Thomas says anything can happen in Sunday's Paris-Roubaix but insists he will be happy if to share the role of leader with Sir Bradley Wiggins. 

The 253km race is the finale of the season's cobbled classics and will be Wiggins' last outing for Team Sky.

Thomas already has one victory under his belt from this year's classics after taking top spot in the 215km E3 Harelbeke last month but will face competition from Wiggins who wants to end his five-year association with Team Sky on a high.

"It may just be a joint thing as it's one of those races that anything can happen," said Thomas. "I think we'll both be protected riders and have the help from the team.

"As long as there's a Team Sky jersey stood on that top podium, we'll all be happy. We've got a few cards to play."

Disappointing end to Rome World Cup for Prentice and French

Freyja Prentice and Kate French struggled to impose themselves on the women’s World Cup 3 final in Rome with the British duo finishing 17th and 33rd respectively.

In an action-packed day victory eventually went to Olympic champion Laura Asadauskaite, who moved from 20th to first in the final event.

For the Brits it was a hard slog and neither threatened to make the podium with Prentice 20th and French 30th after the fencing.

Prentice worked her way back into things with a strong performance in the showjumping.

That put her five minutes behind going into the run/shoot while Prentice was 45 seconds back.

However, neither could made up sufficient ground and Britain’s hopes now turn to the men as Joe Evans, Joe Choong, Tom Toolis and Nick Woodbridge turn out on Saturday.

Adcocks turn attention to Rio after Singapore exit

Chris and Gabby Adcock will turn their attentions to qualification for the 2016 Olympics after falling in the quarter finals of the Singapore Open.

The Adcocks as they fell in three sets to sixth seeds Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong with the Chinese pair taking the first set 21-16

The Brits battled back to force a decider, winning the second 22-20, but they couldn’t maintain their momentum and a 21-15 defeat in third came as the match clock ticked to one hour.

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