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Triathlon at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games:

Women's Olympic Distance

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Host City: Beijing, China
Venue(s): Triathlon Venue, Beijing
Date Started: August 18, 2008
Date Finished: August 18, 2008

Gold: AUS Emma Snowsill
Silver: POR Vanessa Fernandes
Bronze: AUS Emma Moffatt

Summary

The favorite in this event was Portugal’s Vanessa Fernandes, the 2007 World Champion and world ranked #1 in 2006-07. In May of 2008 Fernandes had won her record 20th World Cup race. She was expected to be challenged by the woman she displaced at the top of the rankings, Emma Snowsill of Australia, the 2003, 2005, and 2006 World Champion. Snowsill and Fernandes came out of the water close together, and rode together in the same pack during the cycling. Starting the run they were together in a fairly large group, with little to choose, but Snowsill stomped on the field in the 10 km run. She covered the course in 33:17, more than a minute ahead of Fernandes, who ran 34:21, as Snowsill won the gold medal with about a 67-second margin of victory. Fernandes was also well ahead of Snowsill’s teammate, Emma Moffatt, who won the bronze medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal T
1 Emma Snowsill 27 Australia AUS Gold 1-58:27.66
2 Vanessa Fernandes 22 Portugal POR Silver 1-59:34.63
3 Emma Moffatt 23 Australia AUS Bronze 1-59:55.84
4 Laura Bennett 33 United States USA 2-00:21.54
5 Juri Ide 25 Japan JPN 2-00:23.77
6 Nicola Spirig 26 Switzerland SUI 2-00:30.48
7 Daniela Ryf 21 Switzerland SUI 2-00:40.20
8 Andrea Hewitt 26 New Zealand NZL 2-00:45.99
9 Kiyomi Niwata 37 Japan JPN 2-00:51.85
10 Debbie Tanner 25 New Zealand NZL 2-01:06.92
11 Sarah Haskins 27 United States USA 2-01:22.57
12 Jess Harrison 30 France FRA 2-01:31.74
13 Magali Messmer 36 Switzerland SUI 2-01:50.74
14 Kate Allen 38 Austria AUT 2-02:00.69
15 Ricarda Lisk 27 Germany GER 2-02:07.75
16 Sam Warriner 37 New Zealand NZL 2-02:13.60
17 Ai Ueda 24 Japan JPN 2-02:19.09
18 Lisa Nordén 23 Sweden SWE 2-02:27.47
19 Julie Swail-Ertel 35 United States USA 2-02:39.22
20 Ana Burgos 40 Spain ESP 2-02:43.85
21 Helen Tucker-Jenkins 24 Great Britain GBR 2-02:55.74
22 Erin Densham 23 Australia AUS 2-03:08.76
23 Vendula Frintová 24 Czech Republic CZE 2-03:27.49
24 Yuliya Yelistratova-Sapunova 20 Ukraine UKR 2-03:34.39
25 Bárbara Riveros 21 Chile CHI 2-03:42.56
26 Christiane Pilz 33 Germany GER 2-03:46.82
27 Tania Haiböck 34 Austria AUT 2-04:03.16
28 Ainhoa Murúa 30 Spain ESP 2-04:48.07
29 Carolyn Murray 31 Canada CAN 2-04:56.32
30 Ewa Dederko 34 Poland POL 2-05:09.85
31 Kathy Tremblay 26 Canada CAN 2-05:23.49
32 Katie Roberts 25 South Africa RSA 2-05:33.24
33 Anja Dittmer 32 Germany GER 2-05:45.86
34 Carole Péon 29 France FRA 2-06:04.28
35 Maria Cześnik 31 Poland POL 2-06:12.02
36 Olga Zausaylova 30 Russia RUS 2-06:24.26
37 Emma Davis 22 Ireland IRL 2-06:29.36
38 Zita Szabó 32 Hungary HUN 2-06:46.70
39 Mariana Ohata 29 Brazil BRA 2-07:11.92
40 Xing Lin 29 China CHN 2-07:34.99
41 Liz May 25 Luxembourg LUX 2-07:55.58
42 Zhang Yi 21 China CHN 2-08:37.56
43 Mari Rabie 21 South Africa RSA 2-09:28.02
44 Charlotte Bonin 21 Italy ITA 2-09:42.09
45 Lisa Mensink 31 Netherlands NED 2-10:18.98
AC Daniela Chmet 29 Italy ITA DNF/lapped
AC Deniz Dimaki 30 Greece GRE DNF/lapped
AC Mak So Ning 21 Hong Kong HKG DNF/lapped
AC Flora Duffy 20 Bermuda BER DNF/lapped
AC Adriana Corona 28 Mexico MEX DNF/lapped
AC Lauren Groves 26 Canada CAN DNF
AC Lenka Radová-Zemanová 28 Czech Republic CZE DNF
AC Irina Abysova 27 Russia RUS DNF
AC Hollie Avil 18 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Eva Bramböck-Dollinger 30 Austria AUT DNF