Maya Kingma claims first WTCS medal in Yokohama
May 17, 2021
The up-and-coming Dutch triathlete dominated the race with a strong swim-bike attack off the front.
17 MAY 2021 – Following her third-place finish at the 2020 Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup, Maya Kingma continued her upward trajectory with a podium finish in the World Triathlon Championship Series season opener in Yokohama.
After a front pack swim, Kingma was off the front with American Taylor Knibb for most of the race, dominating the TV coverage with a powerful display of bike strength. When it came down to the run, Kingma showed she was not just a swim-biker but also had the talent to finish the race off in style, bagging a third-place finish and bronze medal.
She commented, “I’m incredibly happy that my aggressive riding on the bike resulted in my first WTCS medal and amazing to do so with Taylor Knibb! I think this shows I can have an impact on the racing at the highest level.”
Kingma has shown her competitors how much damage she can do on the bike following a powerful swim. With the first race of the year complete, the only way is up. She will next toe the starting line this weekend in Portugal at the Lisbon World Cup.
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