Joanna Brown of Ottawa, Ontario won a silver medal on Sunday in a World Cup triathlon event in Huelva, Spain. With the second place finish, Brown remained in 10th place in the International Triathlon Union points list.
Brown posted a time of two hours, one minute and 50 seconds. Vendula Frintova of the Czech Republic won the gold medal with a time of two hours, one minute and 14 seconds. Chelsea Burns of the United States won the bronze medal with a time of two hours, two minutes and three seconds.
Brown reached the podium by 15 seconds. Yuko Takahashi of Japan finished in fourth place with a time of two hours, two minutes and five seconds.
It was Brown’s swim that was the most impressive on Sunday. She was the third fastest in the lake with a time of 19 minutes and 10 seconds.
This is the third time this season that Brown has reached the World Cup podium in women’s triathlon. She finished in second place at a World Cup in New Plymouth, New Zealand behind American Katie Zaferes on April 2 and in third place at a World Cup in Cagliari, Italy on June 4. The silver medal will give Brown confidence as she prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.