Lisa Nordén

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Lisa Nordén
Lisa Norden Lausanne2011.jpg
Nordén at the Sprint World Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland in August 2011
Personal information
Full nameLisa Nordén
Born (1984-11-24) 24 November 1984 (age 36)
Kristianstad, Sweden
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
Coached byDarren Smith
Medal record
Women's Triathlon
Representing  Sweden
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 2012 London Individual
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2012 Individual
Silver medal – second place 2009 Individual
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Individual
World Sprint Distance Championships
Gold medal – first place 2010 Lausanne Individual
U23 World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2007 Hamburg Individual
European Games
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Baku Individual
European Championships
Bronze medal – third place Lisbon 2008 Individual
Bronze medal – third place Athlone 2010 Individual

Lisa Nordén (born 24 November 1984, Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden) is a professional Swedish triathlete, 2012 Olympic silver medalist, and 2008 and 2016 Olympian. She is also the winner of the 2012 Triathlon World Series.

Nordén's other accomplishments include Swedish Champion of the year 2008, the U23 World Champion of the year 2007, the Sprint World Champion of the year 2010, vice World Champion (World Championship Series) of the year 2009, bronze medalist of the World Championship Series of the years 2008 and 2010, and bronze medalist at the European Championships 2010.

Athletic career[edit]

Nordén took the silver medal in triathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She was credited with the same time (1:59.48) as gold medalist Nicola Spirig, but was edged out in a photo finish.[2] The Swedish Olympic Committee (NOC) appealed the result to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).[3] The appeal was denied the day after it was filed,[4] Nordén said she was happy with her silver medal and considered it a gold medal.[5]

Nordén additionally takes part in non ITU events. In 2010, she won three gold medals at Gladbeck, Witten and Schliersee (German open Championships). She has represented Stadtwerke Team Witten.

In June 2015, she competed in the inaugural European Games, for Sweden in women's triathlon. She earned a bronze medal.

Outside of triathlon, Nordén won the Swedish national cycling time trial championships in 2018, [6] and the Swedish national road cycling championships in 2019.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In Sweden, Nordén lives in Stockholm,[1] and represents Terrible Tuesdays Triathlon Club. Her training base is Stockholm since fall 2012.

ITU World Championship Series podiums[edit]

Season Date Position Location Time
2009 31 May  Silver Spain Madrid 2:05:59
25 July  Silver Germany Hamburg 1:57:06
15 August  Silver United Kingdom London 1:54:26
22 August  Gold Japan Yokohama 1:55:55
13 September  Silver Australia Gold Coast1 1:59:19
2010 17 July  Gold Germany Hamburg 1:53:53
14 August  Silver Austria Kitzbühel 2:03:06
2012 23 June  Silver Austria Kitzbühel 2.05:40
25 August  Gold Sweden Stockholm2 1:00:36
29 September  Gold Japan Yokohama 1:59:07
1 Grand Final
2 Sprint Distance



  1. ^ a b See Lisa Nordén's ITU profile page. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  2. ^ Associated Press (4 August 2012). "Spirig wins women's triathlon gold at Olympics". Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Swedes take 'one in a million' Olympic triathlon photo-finish ruling to court -". Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  4. ^ "SOK rasar mot beslutet | OS 2012 | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet". Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  5. ^ "Överklagan avslagen – inget guld för Nordén | OS 2012 | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet". Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  6. ^ "Who are all the new national champions of 2018?". Cycling Weekly. 2 July 2018. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  7. ^ Landsvägs-SM: Lisa Nordén, svensk linjemästare och August Höglund, juniormästare i Båstad idag

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
Succeeded by