Jordan’s hope for the 2016 Rio Olympics triathlon, Lawrence Fanous, put in a strong performance at the weekend’s Asian Cup in Hong Kong to finish 10th.
Lawrence has stepped up his Olympic bid following a difficult year and has started to mount a serious challenge for one of the Asian Olympic spots.
In Hong Kong, the 30-year-old two-time Arab champion was always in touch with the leaders following a strong swim but couldn’t quite break into the podium spots in what was a world-class field.
“It was not as good a finish as I had wanted but it was one of the strongest Hong Kong ITU fields for years so I did OK,” he said.
He will now take a short break from competitive action before resuming his bid to qualify at the end of the month in Indonesia.