Asian Games : Irene, Sue Ling finish 12th, 16th out of 22 triathletes

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PALEMBANG (Aug 31): National triathletes  Irene Chong See Win and  Teoh Sue Ling finished  12th and 16th  in the women’s triathlon competition at Jakarta-Palembang 2018 today.

Yuko Takahashi of  Japan won the gold in the  event held at Jakabaring Sports City here after clocking one hour 59 minutes and 29 seconds in the three disciplines – a 1.5 km swim, 40km cycling and a 10km marathon.

China’s Mengying Zhong took the silver in 2:01:16s while  Long Hoi of  Macau the bronze in  2:01:28s.

Irene did 2:20:59s and Sue Ling 2:29:27s.

Twenty-two competitors took part in the event which started at 7.30am local time. They had to put up with hot and humid weather with the temperature reaching 32 degrees Celsius .

Speaking to Bernama afterwards, Irene said: “It was really tough with the hot and humid conditions but today being  National Day  I was determined to finish the race.” — BERNAMA