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Triathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's

The women's triathlon was part of the triathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third appearance of the event, which was established in 2000. The competition was held on Monday, August 18, 2008 at the Triathlon Venue at the Ming Tomb Reservoir in Shisanling. Fifty-five triathletes from thirty nations competed.

Women's Triathlon
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
2008 Olympic triathlon women - medal ceremony.JPG
Medal ceremony
VenueTriathlon Venue at the Ming Tomb Reservoir
Date18 August
Competitors55 from 30 nations
Winning time1:58:27.66
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Emma Snowsill  Australia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Vanessa Fernandes  Portugal
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Emma Moffatt  Australia
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For the first time in Olympic history, all three medalists finished the race in less than two hours.

Competition formatEdit

The race was held over the "international distance" (also called "Olympic distance") and consisted of 1,500 metres (0.93 mi) swimming, 40 kilometres (25 mi), road cycling, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) road running.[1]

ResultsEdit

Rank #[2] Triathlete Swimming Cycling Running Total time* Difference
  34   Emma Snowsill (AUS) 19:51 1:04:20 33:17 1:58:27.66
  54   Vanessa Fernandes (POR) 19:53 1:04:18 34:21 1:59:34.63 +1:06.97
  33   Emma Moffatt (AUS) 19:55 1:04:12 34:46 1:59:55.84 +1:28.18
4 40   Laura Bennett (USA) 19:49 1:04:23 35:10 2:00:21.54 +1:53.88
5 15   Juri Ide (JPN) 19:50 1:04:24 35:05 2:00:23.77 +1:56.11
6 8   Nicola Spirig (SUI) 20:17 1:03:54 35:20 2:00:30.48 +2:02.82
7 7   Daniela Ryf (SUI) 19:56 1:04:17 35:31 2:00:40.20 +2:12.54
8 25   Andrea Hewitt (NZL) 19:54 1:04:15 35:38 2:00:45.99 +2:18.33
9 16   Kiyomi Niwata (JPN) 19:56 1:04:14 35:36 2:00:51.85 +2:24.19
10 26   Debbie Tanner (NZL) 19:57 1:04:17 35:54 2:01:06.92 +2:39.26
11 42   Sarah Haskins (USA) 19:50 1:04:18 36:10 2:01:22.57 +2:54.91
12 9   Jessica Harrison (FRA) 19:56 1:04:14 36:19 2:01:31.74 +3:04.08
13 6   Magali di Marco (SUI) 19:50 1:04:22 36:39 2:01:50.74 +3:23.08
14 11   Kate Allen (AUT) 20:57 1:05:24 34:32 2:02:00.69 +3:33.03
15 4   Ricarda Lisk (GER) 20:00 1:04:12 36:46 2:02:07.75 +3:40.09
16 27   Samantha Warriner (NZL) 19:58 1:04:15 36:55 2:02:13.60 +3:45.94
17 17   Ai Ueda (JPN) 20:17 1:03:56 37:09 2:02:19.09 +3:51.43
18 50   Lisa Nordén (SWE) 20:56 1:05:26 35:05 2:02:27.47 +3:59.81
19 41   Julie Ertel (USA) 19:51 1:04:24 37:22 2:02:39.22 +4:11.56
20 37   Ana Burgos (ESP) 20:57 1:05:28 35:11 2:02:43.85 +4:16.19
21 31   Helen Tucker (GBR) 19:52 1:04:17 37:39 2:02:55.74 +4:28.08
22 32   Erin Densham (AUS) 20:54 1:05:27 35:46 2:03:08.76 +4:41.10
23 23   Vendula Frintová (CZE) 20:53 1:05:29 36:06 2:03:27.49 +4:59.83
24 43   Yuliya Sapunova (UKR) 21:02 1:05:18 36:09 2:03:34.39 +5:06.73
25 35   Bárbara Riveros (CHI) 20:21 1:06:03 36:16 2:03:42.56 +5:14.90
26 5   Christiane Pilz (GER) 20:00 1:04:09 38:29 2:03:46.82 +5:19.16
27 14   Tania Haiböck (AUT) 21:03 1:05:22 36:37 2:04:03.16 +5:35.50
28 38   Ainhoa Murúa (ESP) 19:59 1:07:06 36:38 2:04:48.07 +6:20.41
29 21   Carolyn Murray (CAN) 20:55 1:05:28 37:31 2:04:56.32 +6:28.66
30 19   Ewa Dederko (POL) 21:02 1:05:24 37:42 2:05:09.85 +6:42.19
31 22   Kathy Tremblay (CAN) 19:52 1:04:24 40:04 2:05:23.49 +6:55.83
32 47   Kate Roberts (RSA) 19:58 1:06:26 38:02 2:05:33.24 +7:05.58
33 3   Anja Dittmer (GER) 20:16 1:06:08 38:18 2:05:45.86 +7:18.20
34 10   Carole Péon (FRA) 20:22 1:06:41 37:55 2:06:04.28 +7:36.62
35 18   Maria Cześnik (POL) 20:02 1:06:58 38:05 2:06:12.02 +7:44.36
36 52   Olga Zausaylova (RUS) 20:58 1:05:24 39:01 2:06:24.26 +7:56.60
37 53   Emma Davis (IRL) 20:17 1:06:03 39:09 2:06:29.36 +8:01.70
38 36   Zita Szabó (HUN) 20:28 1:05:58 39:17 2:06:46.70 +8:19.04
39 48   Mariana Ohata (BRA) 20:02 1:06:24 39:43 2:07:11.92 +8:44.26
40 44   Xing Lin (CHN) 20:03 1:06:22 40:05 2:07:34.99 +9:07.33
41 56   Elizabeth May (LUX) 20:26 1:05:56 40:30 2:07:55.58 +9:27.92
42 45   Zhang Yi (CHN) 19:58 1:07:10 40:21 2:08:37.56 +10:09.90
43 46   Mari Rabie (RSA) 19:54 1:06:30 42:01 2:09:28.02 +11:00.36
44 1   Charlotte Bonin (ITA) 20:07 1:06:58 41:30 2:09:42.09 +11:14.43
45 39   Lisa Mensink (NED) 20:03 1:07:44 41:30 2:10:18.98 +11:51.32
2   Daniela Chmet (ITA) 20:31 LAP
55   Deniz Dimaki (GRE) 21:36 LAP
49   Tania Mak So Ning (HKG) 21:18 LAP
28   Flora Duffy (BER) 20:26 LAP
29   Adriana Corona (MEX) 21:16 LAP
20   Lauren Groves (CAN) 20:05 Did not finish
24   Lenka Zemanová (CZE) 20:00 Did not finish
51   Irina Abysova (RUS) 19:56 Did not finish
30   Hollie Avil (GBR) 20:09 Did not finish
12   Eva Dollinger (AUT) 20:04 Did not finish
  • * Including Transition 1 (swimming-to-cycling) and T2 (cycling-to-running), roughly a minute.
  • No one is allotted the number 13.
  • LAP - Lapped by the leader on the cycling course.[1]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b According to the official Olympic Competition Rules Archived 2008-09-07 at the Wayback Machine and the "ITU Competition Rules" (pdf). ITU. October 2006. p. 9. Retrieved 2008-08-21.
  2. ^ "2008 Beijing Olympic Games 2008-08-18 - Start List Elite Women". International Triathlon Union. Retrieved 16 June 2010.

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