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Rio 2016 Women's Triathlon: in pictures
Posted by: John Levison
Posted on: Monday 22nd August 2016


Tags  Gwen Jorgensen  |  Nicola Spirig  |  Non Stanford  |  Olympic Games  |  Rio 2016  |  Vicky Holland


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Women's Olympic Games Triathlon Rio 2016 - In Pictures

She went into the event ass the odds-on favourite, and on Saturday the USA's Gwen Jorgensen delivered on the status to become the fifth female Olympic Games Triathlon champion. It was far from easy however, with London 2012 winner Nicola Spirig doing everything she possibly could to try and retain that title. I'm sure you've seen it by now, but if not, you can read the full race report HERE.

Alternatively, as we did with the men's race (see link below), here is a look back out how the race evolved, in pictures, courtesy of the images of the ITU Media team, and their on course photographers Delly Carr and Janos M. Schmidt.

Related Article: Rio 2016 Men's Triathlon - in pictures


The fifth Women's Olympic Games Triathlon is underway.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

A beach start meant a sprint into the sea.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

The sea swim added significant swells and waves into the mix.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

The leaders emerge - and the defending Olympic Champion, Nicola Spirig, was right were she wanted to be. Her competition were likley less pleased to see her quite so early...

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

Nicola Spirig attacked on the hill...

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...and on the flat.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

And while the group size was reduced, there would still be a significant pack arriving at T2 together.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

Despite all of the attacks coming her way, Gwen Jorgensen more than proved her bike strength.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

After fourth in London, this wasn't the ending to her day that Sarah True had worked towards.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

The lead group make the turn alongside Copacabana Beach.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

The chase group had no chance of threatening the medals today.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

While Gwen Jorgensen hit the front early on the run, she had a Swiss shadow with her.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

Not far behind, the group of Stanford, Holland, Moffatt and Riveros had their sights on Bronze.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

Athletes from the chase pack on the run course.

triathlon.org / Janos M. Schmidt / ITU

Nicola Spirig threw every tactic she could at triathlon's premier runner. With 2km to go, they were still neck-and-neck.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

Transition, the Olympic rings and the beach.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

Gwen Jorgensen proved what a worthy Olympic Champion she is.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

House mates, friends, training partners and team mates - Vicky Holland beat Non Stanford in the sprint for the Bronze medal, behind Nicola Spirig,

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The two British athletes together at the finish.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

It wasn't Gold this time, but Nicola Spirig was rightly happy with her efforts in Rio.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU

Anyone for a star jump?

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A very happy Holland.

triathlon.org / Delly Carr / ITU


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