Lucy Hall

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Lucy Hall
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Lucy Hall at the 2011 Strathclyde Park Triathlon
Personal information
Nickname(s) La Sirène (The Mermaid)
Nationality English
Born (1992-02-21) 21 February 1992 (age 25)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Residence Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 60 kg (132 lb)
Website lucy-hall.co.uk
Sport
Country Great Britain
Sport Triathlon
College team Loughborough
Club Brive Limousin[1]
Turned pro 2011
Coached by Mark Pearce

Lucy Hall (born 21 February 1992 in Leicester)[2] is an English triathlete.

As of 2012, Hall is 1.78 metres (5 ft 10 in) tall and weighs 60 kilograms (130 lb).[2] She is coached by Mark Pearce.[2] She is studying towards a foundation degree in Sports Science and Management at Loughborough College.[2] Hall has been nicknamed "la Sirène" or "The Mermaid" in France, where she races in the French Grand Prix.[3]

She was chosen to compete for Great Britain in the European Youth Triathlon Championships in Italy, Finland and Spain where she won a gold medal in 2006 and a bronze medal in 2007 as part of relay teams.[2] At the 2009 Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney she won the bronze medal. At the 2011 Junior World Championships in Beijing, China, Hall's race was ended when a stray dog ran in front of her bike causing her to crash.[4] Hall made her senior debut in the 2011 ITU World Championship Series.[2]

Hall was selected to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the women's triathlon alongside Helen Jenkins and Vicky Holland.[5] Hall, who was ranked 148th in the world points list at the time of her selection, was chosen ahead five British athletes ranked in the world's top 100 because of her ability to perform a domestique role for Jenkins.[5][6][7] In preparation for the triathlon, Hall trained in Bridgend for 10 days with Jenkins.[8] The triathlon took place in Hyde Park with the swim being held in the Serpentine. The cycle involved athletes leaving the park via Queen Mother's Gate, travelling through Wellington Arch, down Constitution Hill and on to Birdcage Walk in front of Buckingham Palace before returning to the park to complete the event with a four lap run around the Serpentine.[9] After leading the pack in the swimming leg and much of the cycling, Hall placed 33rd with a final time of 2:04:38 – she had the best swim relay of all.[8]

In 2015, she was part of ECS Triathlon team.

In July 2015, Lucy won the European U23 Triathlon Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic selection sinks in for Lucy Hall at Loughborough kitting-out day". Loughborough University. 2 July 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Lucy Hall: Team GB". British Olympic Association. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lucy Hall profile". BBC Sport. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Williams, Ollie (15 March 2012). "Lucy Hall latest in next generation of British triathletes". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Williams, Ollie (9 June 2011). "London 2012: British Olympic triathlon team revealed". BBC Sport. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Ingle, Sean (8 June 2012). "London 2012: Team GB bank on domestiques to strike triathlon gold". The Guardian. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Hart, Simon (9 June 2012). "Alistair and Jonny Brownlee win the Bleinham Triathlon". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  8. ^ a b Whelan, Michael (9 August 2012). "Lucy led the world at triathlon events". Lutterworth Mail. Market Harborough: Johnston Press. p. 5. ISSN 2040-1477. OCLC 500150564. Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "London Olympic events approved for Hyde Park Serpentine". BBC Sport. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 11 May 2011.