Triathlon - Champions


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The International Triathlon Union (ITU) works as the international governing body for triathlon worldwide. It was founded in 1989 in order to advocate the entry of triathlon in to Olympics. It also organizes worldwide triathlon events. It has also been structured in to five continental regions in order to organize different triathlon championships in those respective regions.

Some of the national as well as world triathlon championships are −

  • Lisbon ETU Triathlon European Championships
  • ITU World Triathlon Championship
  • Olympic Triathlon
  • Commonwealth Games
  • European Championship

Let us now discuss briefly about the careers of some of champions who have made a mark in Triathlon.

Francisco Javier Gómez Noya

Francisco Javier Gómez Noya

Francisco Javier Gómez Noya is from Galicia, Spain and is a professional triathlete. He has competed twice at the Olympic Games in the year 2008 and 2012 and won a silver in the 2012 Olympic Games.

He has won five golds, three silvers and one bronze at the ITU World Championships.

Francisco has also won three golds at the ITU World Cup and has also won the 2014 Ironman 70.3 World Championship in 2014.

Alistair Edward Brownlee

Alistair Edward Brownlee

Alistair Edward Brownlee is considered as one of the best triathlete of present era, Alistair Edward Brownlee is from West Yorkshire, England. He has competed twice at the Olympic Games in the year 2008 and 2012 and won a gold in the 2012 Olympic Games.

He also won four golds and one bronze in Triathlon World Championships and three golds in the Triathlon Championships till now. He also took two golds in the Commonwealth Games in men’s race as well as in mixed team relay.

Bevan John Docherty

Bevan John Docherty

Bevan John Docherty is from Taupo, New Zealand and is a professional triathlete. He has won one silver in the 2004 and one bronze in 2008 Olympic Games both in individual category.

He also has won one gold and one silver in the Triathlon World Championships in 2004 and 2008 respectively and has also won a silver in the 2006, Commonwealth Games. He also participated in Ironman 70.3 World Championship and won a bronze.

Luc Van Lierde

Luc Van Lierde

Luc Van Lierde is from Bruges, Belgium and is a retired professional triathlete. In his 20 years long career, he has won a silver in the 1996 Triathlon World Championships and has also won two golds and two silvers in the ITU Long Distance World Championships.

He also has won the Ironman World Championship twice in 1996 and 1999 respectively. In 2009 he retired from the sport and since then has been very much active as a triathlon coach.

Peter John Robertson

Peter John Robertson

Peter John Robertson is from Melbourne, Australia and is a professional triathlete. He has won one gold each at the Triathlon World Championships in the year 2001, 2003 and 2005 in Elite Men’s Race.

He also won a bronze at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. He has competed twice at the Olympic Games in the year 2000 and 2004 and finished 34th and 24th in the respective events.

He is also a winner of Australian Institute of Sport Athlete of the Year award with Robin Bell.

Vanessa de Sousa Fernandes

Vanessa de Sousa Fernandes

Vanessa de Sousa Fernandes is from Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal and is a retired professional triathlete. She has competed twice at the Olympic Games in the year 2004 and 2008 and won a silver in the 2008 Olympic Games.

She also has won a total of 10 golds and 1 silver at the European Championships. She is the winner of the world cup 12 times consecutively. She was awarded with the Best Female Athlete of the Year award from CNID in 2006.

Emma Elizabeth Carney

Emma Elizabeth Carney

Emma Elizabeth Carney is from Bourne End, England but later on she shifted to Australia with her family. She is a professional triathlete.

She has won the ITU Triathlon World Cup thrice in 2004, 2005 and 2006 consecutively. Along with this she also won two golds, one silver, and one bronze in ITU World Championships.

In 1999, she participated in ITU Duathlon World Championships and won a silver medal.

She also has won two golds, one sliver and one bronze at the Triathlon World Championships. After suffering a cardiac arrest, she retired from triathlon in 2004.

Lisa Nordén

Lisa Nordén

Lisa Nordén is from Skåne, Sweden and is a professional triathlete. She has competed twice at the Olympic Games in the year 2008 and 2012 and won silver in the 2012 Olympic Games.

She has won one gold, one silver and one bronze at the World Championship. She also has won two bronzes at the European Championships. She is also a winner of U23 World Championship in which she won a gold medal.

Jodie Lee Stimpson

Jodie Lee Stimpson

Jodie Lee Stimpson is from West Midlands, England and is a professional triathlete. She won two golds at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 in individual as well as in mixed team discipline. She also won the Triathlon World Championships in 2011 in a team.

Besides these, she has also won 2009 British Triathlon Championship and 2010 British Triathlon Super Series Winner.

She also participated in 2013 ITU World Triathlon Series and was a runner-up.

Emma Moffatt

Emma Moffatt

Emma Moffatt is from New South Wales, Australia and is a professional triathlete. She has competed twice at the Olympic Games in the year 2008 and 2012 and won a bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games.

She also has won the World Championships twice in 2009 and 2010 both in individual category.

She is a winner of bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in mixed relay category. In 2007 and 2012, she received Triathlon Australia’s Athlete of the Year award.



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