Triathlon at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's

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Women's Triathlon
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
2008 Olympic triathlon women - medal ceremony.JPG
Medal ceremony
Venue Triathlon Venue at the Ming Tomb Reservoir
Date 18 August
Competitors 55 from 30 nations
Winning time 1:58:27.66
Medalists
Gold medal    Australia
Silver medal    Portugal
Bronze medal    Australia
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Triathlon at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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Events
men  women

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.

For the first time in Olympic history, all three medalists finished the race in less than two hours.

Competition format[edit]

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]

Results[edit]

Rank #[2] Triathlete Swimming Cycling Running Total time* Difference
1 34  Emma Snowsill (AUS) 19:51 1:04:20 33:17 1:58:27.66
2 54  Vanessa Fernandes (POR) 19:53 1:04:18 34:21 1:59:34.63 +1:06.97
3 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]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b According to the official Olympic Competition Rules and the "ITU Competition Rules" (pdf). ITU. October 2006. pp. page 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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