Sil­ver lin­ing for Aussie Gen­tle

The Morning Bulletin - - SPORT - — Amanda Lulham

Com­mon­wealth Games con­tender Ash­leigh Gen­tle has saved Aus­tralian pride and claimed a world cham­pi­onship sil­ver in the fi­nale of the world triathlon se­ries in Rot­ter­dam yes­ter­day.

Gen­tle was the only Aus­tralian – male or fe­male – to even crack the top 10 in the elite world triathlon se­ries in 2017 in an en­cour­ag­ing sign for her chances at next year’s Games on the Gold Coast.

Gen­tle showed true grit to claim the sil­ver with her sixth-place fin­ish.

Ber­mu­dian Flora Duffy claimed both the fi­nale and over­all world ti­tle hon­ours

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