Ashley Gentle of Australia took the silver, just 11 seconds back while hometown favorite Rebecca Robisch came across the line for her bronze for the second straight year.
On a cool grey morning in Hamburg 66 junior women from 27 countries took the start line to open the 19th triathlon world championships. As they came off the bike, Robisch led the women as they headed out onto the 5-km run course. But within the first lap, she was reeled in by the Avil, the reigning junior European champion. Avil held on and coasted to the finish line for her first world title.
Hamburg BG Triathlon World Championships – Final Junior Women’s Results:
1st – Hollie Avil (GBR) 0:59:43
2nd – Ashleigh Gentle (AUS) + 0:00:11
3rd – Rebecca Robisch (GER) + 0:00:26
4th – Yuliya Yelistratova (UKR) + 0:00:53
5th – Zsofia Toth (HUN) + 0:01:01
6th - Paula Findlay (CAN) + 0:01:08
7th – Kirsty McWilliam (GBR) + 0:01:12
8th – Charlotte Morel (FRA) + 0:01:17
9th – Anja Knapp (GER) + 0:01:25
10th – Zsofia Kovacs (HUN) + 0:01:28