Natascha Badmann

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Natascha Badmann
Natascha Badmann Ironman 70.3 Austria 2012.jpg
Natascha Badmann competing in 2012 at Ironman 70.3 Austria
Personal information
Nickname(s)Swiss Miss
Natasches ("Too fast") "The Smile"
Born (1966-12-06) 6 December 1966 (age 52)[1]
Basel, Switzerland
ResidenceSwitzerland
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)[1]
Weight52 kg (115 lb)[1]
Sport
CountrySwitzerland
Turned pro1995[1]
Coached byToni Hasler
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)9:07:54 (2002)

Natascha Badmann (born 6 December 1966) is a professional triathlete from Switzerland. She is a 6-time winner of the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005 ; in 1998 she became the first European woman to win the Ironman Triathlon World Championship.

Natascha works in Switzerland as a social worker, and speaks German, English, French, and Italian. She currently lives in Winznau, Switzerland with her husband Toni and daughter Anastasia.[2]

Her daughter Anastasia was born days before she turned 18. Nicknamed the "Swiss Miss", Badmann won her first Ironman World Championship at the age of 29, when her daughter was already 13 years old. Her husband, coach and nutritionist is Toni Hasler.[3]

At the 2007 Hawaii Ironman, Badmann hit a cone on the bike leg and injured her shoulder and collarbone. While she wanted to continue the race, Hasler convinced her to drop out to prevent further injury. At the same race in 2006, stomach problems nearly caused her to drop out again. Early into the run, Badmann stopped and threw up. Struggling to continue, she began to walk. In a dramatic moment with tremendous support from cheering fans, Badmann, crying, began jogging. She finished 10th with a personal-worst marathon time of 3:27:54.[4]

Though she finished second on the course of the 2004 Ironman Triathlon World Championship, Badmann is considered the winner of the race due to the disqualification of the initial winner, Germany's Nina Kraft, after Kraft admitted to using the banned performance enhancer EPO.[5]

Ranking list[edit]

Table below gives major significative ranking podium) obtained from International Championship triathlon since 1994[6].

Year Competition Country Position Timing
2014 Swiss Ironman (fr)   Switzerland 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9h 28'  37"
2012 South Africa Ironman (fr)  South Africa 1st, gold medalist(s) 9h 47'  10"
Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific  Australia 2nd, silver medalist(s) 4h 30'  42"
Ironman 70.3 Austria [de]  Austria 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4h 24'  24"
2011 Ironman 70.3 Germany [de]  Germany 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4h 51'  39"
Ironman Lanzarote  Spain 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9h 43'  39"
2007 South Africa Ironman (fr)  South Africa 1st, gold medalist(s) 9h 22'  0"
2006 South Africa Ironman (fr)  South Africa 1st, gold medalist(s) 9h 46'  38"
2005 World Championship Ironman in Kailua-Kona  United States 1st, gold medalist(s) 9h 9'  30"
South Africa Ironman (fr)  South Africa 1st, gold medalist(s) 9h 23'  51"
2004 World Championship Ironman in Kailua-Kona  United States 1st, gold medalist(s) 9h 50'  4"
2003 World Championship Ironman in Kailua-Kona  United States 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9h 17'  8"
2002 World Championship Ironman in Kailua-Kona  United States 1st, gold medalist(s) 9h 7'  54"
2001 Ironman California  United States 1st, gold medalist(s) 9h 18'  49"
World Championship Ironman in Kailua-Kona  United States 1st, gold medalist(s) 9h 28'  37"
2000 World Championship Ironman in Kailua-Kona  United States 1st, gold medalist(s) 9h 26'  16"
Long Distance World Championships  France 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7h 5'  44"
1998 World Championship Ironman in Kailua-Kona  United States 1st, gold medalist(s) 9h 24'  16"
1997 European Championships  Finland 1st, gold medalist(s) 2h 13'  34"
Long Distance Duathlon World Championships   Switzerland 1st, gold medalist(s) 7h 11'  3"
1996 World Championship Ironman in Kailua-Kona  United States 2nd, silver medalist(s) 9h 11'  19"
1995 European Championships  Sweden 2nd, silver medalist(s) 2h 1'  12"
Duathlon Worldwide Championships  Mexico 1st, gold medalist(s) Timing
1994 Duathlon Worldwide Championships  Australia 2nd, silver medalist(s) Timing

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Badmann, Natascha (n.d.). "Natascha Badmann - Person - Persönlich" (in German). Retrieved 25 December 2009.
  2. ^ "Powerman Fact Sheet: Natascha Badmann". Powerman. Retrieved 16 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Natascha Badmann starts before the Ironman at Powerman's in Zofingen". Aargauer Zeitung. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Matthew Dale catches up with the six-time women's champ Natascha Badmann". ironmanlive.com. 11 October 2007. Archived from the original on 14 October 2007. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  5. ^ "Natascha Badmann: Five-Time Champion Talks About Kona". ironmanlive.com. 19 November 2004. Archived from the original on 14 August 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2008.
  6. ^ "Natascha Badmann triathlon". www.les-sports.info..

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Switzerland Martina Hingis
Swiss Sportswoman of the Year
1998
Succeeded by
Switzerland Anita Weyermann
Preceded by
Switzerland Sonja Nef
Swiss Sportswoman of the Year
2002
Succeeded by
Switzerland Simone Niggli-Luder