What was the distance of the Olympic triathlon in 2012?

The races were held over the “international distance” (also called “Olympic distance”) and consisted of 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) swimming, 43 kilometres (27 mi) road cycling, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) road running. The men’s race was held on 7 August 2012.

Who was the first country to win a triathlon gold medal?

Switzerland became the first nation to win a second gold medal in Olympic triathlon after Spirig followed Brigitte McMahon (a gold medalist at the 2000 Summer Olympics) in becoming an Olympic champion. Australia won its fifth Olympic medal with Densham’s bronze which is more than any other nation to that point.

Where did the London Olympics triathlon take place?

The events were contested in Hyde Park in Central London, a park opened in 1637. The 1.5-kilometre (0.93 mi) swim started on the north side of The Serpentine and the course was just one lap.

What did Great Britain win in the 2012 Olympics?

Great Britain was the only nation to win two medals in the triathlon events at the 2012 Summer Olympics with one gold medal and one bronze medal, both in the men’s race.

Who are the winners of the Olympic triathlon?

Great Britain topped the medal tally with one gold medal and one bronze medal, both in the men’s race. Switzerland became the first nation to win two gold medals in Olympic triathlon and Australia won its fifth medal, the most in Olympic triathlon history to that point.

Who was the bronze medalist in the Olympic triathlon?

Despite having to serve his time penalty at the end of the second-last running lap, Jonathan Brownlee held on to the bronze medal position, 20 seconds behind Gómez and 18 seconds in front of fourth-placed David Hauss ( France ).

Where are the triathlons held in the Olympics?

In the Olympic games, held in Tokyo, there will be the inclusion of a mixed relay race. Teams of two men and two women will compete on a course consisting of a 300m swim, 8km cycle, and 2km run before tagging a teammate. The following nations have taken part in the triathlon competition.

Who was the women’s Olympic triathlon winner in 2004?

Kate Allen of Austria came from behind to win the 2004 women’s Olympic triathlon event. Thirteen nations have split the thirty medals awarded in the triathlon events. Qualification spots in the triathlon are allotted to National Olympic Committees (NOCs) rather than to individual athletes.

Who was the youngest woman to win a triathlon?

The women’s triathlon took place on 4 August 2012, featuring 55 women from 31 countries. Lucy Hall (Great Britain), the youngest athlete in the race, led early in the swim and finished the swim leg first in a time of 18 minutes and 27 seconds.