Sophie Coldwell: British triathlete wins gold at Sprint European Championships

Sophie Coldwell in action at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
Coldwell finished sixth over the standard distance at the 2018 Commonwealth Games

Britain's Sophie Coldwell won gold at the sprint triathlon European Championships in Tartu, Estonia.

The 23-year-old cruised to victory ahead of Russia's Alexandra Razeranova and the hosts' Kaidi Kivioja.

Her British team-mate Olivia Mathias finished fifth while Beth Potter and Sophie Alden finished 19th and 21st respectively.

Coldwell won her first ITU Triathlon World Cup event in Tiszaujvaros, Hungary earlier this month.

In the men's race, Slovak athlete Richard Varga won gold, with Spaniard Uxio Abuin Ares taking silver, one second ahead of compatriot Roberto Sanchez Mantecon, while Sam Dickinson was Britain's best finisher in eighth.

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