Michael Gar wins the Biathle World Championships!

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Michael is now the Boys U15 British, European and World Biathle Champion!

While most of our swimmers attended our half-term training camps at Mount Kelly and Crystal Palace, Michael and Isabella Gar were travelling much further afield to Egypt to take part in the Biathle World Championships.

Competitors from all around the World (from India to Cyprus!) enjoyed fierce run-swim-run competitions in the hot Egyptian sun and cooling open water swims in the Red Sea. Both Michael and Isabella faced large top notch fields from around the world.

Michael won the Boys U15 individual race in a time of 6:18.80, finishing almost 4 seconds ahead of 2nd place (he was 8th last year). Together with two other GB boys, he also won a bronze medal in the team competition. On the Thursday preceding Sunday’s individual competition, Michael also won a silver medal in the U15 Mixed Relay competition together with GB's number 1 girl, Issy Hayes.

In the Girls U13 individual race Isabella came 13th overall and, together with two other GB girls, she won a bronze medal in the team competition.

Over the course of the long weekend, the GB team came third in the overall medal table, behind South Africa and Egypt.

There are some photos from the Championships included below and a massive congratulations goes to Michael and Isabella from all of us at Woking on your fantastic achievements!

Full results are available here

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