The only Canadian entered in the World Triathlon Series event in Yokohama, Japan, Emy Legault ranked 21st on Saturday. This is the best result of his career on this circuit.
“I'm still happy, even if I was aiming a little better. It was my swimming that did not allow me to do better. I missed the chasing pack (on a bike), so that put me in a difficult position,” said the Quebecer, who completed the Olympic distance course (1.5 kilometers of swimming, 40 kilometers of cycling and 10 kilometers of running in a time of 1 hour 57 minutes 42 seconds.
Britain's Georgia Taylor-Brown (1:51:44) was the fastest ahead of France's Léonie Periault and reigning Olympic champion Flora Duffy of Bermuda.
The athlete from Île-Perrot lost contact with the first swimmers at the start of the last lap and once out of the water, she missed the right train by about ten seconds.