Goa’s Nisha Madgavkar wins age category, qualifies for World Championships



Five Goans finish Ironman 70.3 event successfully

Goa Khabar: Goa’s Nisha Madgavkar created history for the state by winning her 40-44 age group category at the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in Colombo by clocking 5:44:42 hours for the 1.9km sea swim+90kms cycling+21kms half marathon race which concluded here on Sunday. This has qualified her for the Ironman 70.3 World Championships to be held in France in September 2019.

Five Goans including Nisha finished the Ironman 70.3 triathlon race on Sunday, making it the biggest contingent from the state competing at an overseas Ironman Triathlon event. The team and their timings are as follows, Vinayak Gaonkar ( 5:23:44), , Wilbert Egipsy (6:05:30), Zubin Rebello (6:28:39) and Rahul Chandawarkar ( 7:19:11).

There were 500 triathletes from multiple countries taking part in the Colombo event with as many as 270 from host country Sri Lanka and 93 triathletes from India.