Delphine Py representing the winning club Beauvais at the Grand Final in La Baule, 2009.
|Known for||Running triathlons|
Delphine Py-Bilot made her international breakthrough in 1999 when she won the bronze medal at the Junior European Championships in Madeira and placed fifth at the Junior World Championships in Montreal. By then she was a well known triathlete in France, having won the French Championships in all age categories: in 1994 in the class «minime», in 1996 as «cadette», and in 1998 and 1999 as a «junior».
Since 2008 she has not taken part in ITU races but she was still present at international events. At the Mazda London Triathlon (2 August 2009), for instance, she placed 7th and outdid younger top elite triathletes like Jodie Stimpson (8th), Sophie Coleman (9th), and Maxine Seear (10th). The race was won by Helen Jenkins Tucker and, though not being an ITU triathlon, always attracks top elite athletes.
Since 2003 Delphine Py represented the club Beauvais Triathlon in the prestigious French Club Championship Series Lyonnaise des Eaux and, apart from Charlotte Morel and Delphine Pelletier she was the only French triathlete in the female team of this club, which almost exclusively relied on its international guest stars like Andrea Hewitt and in 2009 won both the Club Championship Series and the national Club Championship at Gruissan. In 2010, Beauvais Triathlon again won the Club Championship Series Lyonnaise des Eaux and placed 2nd at the National Club Championship in Parthenay (Coupe de France des Clubs de Triathlon). In 2011, however, the club decided to boycott this famous circuit and in 2011 Delphine Py will represent Charleville Triathlon Ardennes, taking part in the Championship for her last time.
The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the Athlete's Profile Page. Unless indicated otherwise, all events are triathlons (Olympic Distance) and belong to the Elite category.
|1997-07-05||European Championships (Junior)||Vuokatti||18|
|1998-07-04||European Championships (Junior)||Velden||7|
|1998-08-30||World Championships (Junior)||Lausanne||18|
|1999-07-03||European Championships (Junior)||Funchal||3|
|2002-04-27||World Cup||Saint Petersburg||36|
|2005-07-16||Premium World Cup||Holten||15|
|2007-05-20||Premium European Cup||Sanremo||DNF|
DNF = did not finish
In 2006 Delphine Py married Wilfrid Bilot. She lives in her native town Montpellier and works as a mathematics teacher at the Collège du Pic St. Loup in St. Clément de Rivière close to Montpellier.
- The official ranking seems to be locked, the zip-file does not open: http://www.triathlonresults.co.uk/; cf. http://www.triathlondeparis.fr/images/docs/GPFSCRATCH.pdf.
- See http://archive.triathlon.org/zpg/zresults-ath-dtl.php?id=Mjc1. Retrieved 29 January 2011.