Jonathan Goerlach achieves a lifelong Paralympic Games goal in difficult Tokyo conditions | The South Coast Register

Jonathan Goerlach achieves a lifelong Paralympic Games goal in difficult Tokyo conditions |  The South Coast Register

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Jonathan Goerlach finished eighth in the PTVI triathlon in his Paralympic debut. The visually impaired athlete struggled through severe heat and high humidity throughout the event along with guide David Mainwaring. USA’s Brad Snyder took the gold, with Spain’s Hector Catala Laparra in second place and Japan’s Satoru Yoneoka in third. Read more: Historic Paralympic moment drives Booth and Zidane to next round in Tokyo Born in Nowra, Goerlach moved to Wollongong in recent years after his paratriathlon classification was added to the Tokyo Paralympics program. The 12-month delay to the games due to coronavirus could not stop these preparations, and the 38-year-old finally achieved a long-dreamed Saturday morning. Read more: Reid breaks world record on way to win Paralympic gold medal The men’s race was run at the same time as the women’s event, where Spain’s Susana Rodriguez won gold ahead of Italy’s Anna Barbaro and France’s Annouck Curzillat. Australia’s Katie Kelly finished sixth. We rely on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you can, you can subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.

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