Triathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics

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Triathlon
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Triathlon pictogram.svg
Venue Triathlon Venue at the Ming Tomb Reservoir
Dates 18 and 19 August
Competitors 110 from 37 nations
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Triathlon at the
2008 Summer Olympics
Triathlon pictogram.svg
Events
men  women

The Triathlon competitions at the 2008 Summer Olympics, in Beijing, were held on Monday, August 18 (women) and Tuesday, August 19 (men), on the Triathlon Venue at the Ming Tomb Reservoir in Shisanling.

Each competitor started the event with a 1,500 metres (0.93 mi) swim course, followed by a 40 kilometres (25 mi) road bicycle race and finished with a 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) road run. Both leg transitions (swimming—cycling and cycling—running) were performed on a special transition area, under judge's scrutiny. The cycling was carried out as 6 laps of 6.66 km each and the running as 4 laps of 2.5 km each.[1]

Medal summary[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Women's individual
details
 Emma Snowsill
Australia (AUS)
 Vanessa Fernandes
Portugal (POR)
 Emma Moffatt
Australia (AUS)
Men's individual
details
 Jan Frodeno
Germany (GER)
 Simon Whitfield
Canada (CAN)
 Bevan Docherty
New Zealand (NZL)

Schedule[edit]

All times are China Standard Time (UTC+8)

Event Date Start Time
Women's Triathlon August 18 10:00
Men's Triathlon August 19 10:00

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 110 triathletes (55 men and 55 women) from 37 nations (men from 31 nations - women from 30 nations) competed at the Beijing Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Australia (AUS) 1 0 1 2
2  Germany (GER) 1 0 0 1
3  Canada (CAN) 0 1 0 1
 Portugal (POR) 0 1 0 1
5  New Zealand (NZL) 0 0 1 1
Total 2 2 2 6

Qualification[edit]

Eight National Olympic Committees could have a maximum of three eligible athletes per event, all other NOCs could have a maximum of two eligible athletes per event.[2]

Results[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes
  • a China achieved qualification for the women's event through the ITU Olympic Qualification Ranking, therefore the host nation's Olympic place was given to another best placed athlete in the ITU Olympic Qualification Rankings;
  • b Oceanian NOCs did not qualify any eligible male and female competitors through the Continental Olympic Ranking; the same situation was verified with African NOCs for the women's event. Thus, each of these qualification places were given to the next best placed athletes in the ITU Olympic Qualification Rankings;
  • c Flora Duffy would qualify through her place in the ITU Olympic Qualification Ranking. Since she received an invitation from the tripartite commission, her slot was given to the next best placed athlete in the ITU Olympic Qualification Rankings.
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Coordinates: 40°15′N 116°16′E / 40.250°N 116.267°E / 40.250; 116.267