Nicola Spirig

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  • Represents: Switzerland SUI
  • Year of birth: 1982
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Full Stats

Given NameNicola
Family NameSpirig
Year of Birth1982
Place of BirthBülach
Height166 cm
World Triathlon Debut1992
Coach2006-now: Brett Sutton before: 15 years Sepp Spirig
NicknameNic, the champ, spirit
HobbiesOther sports, going to the movies, reading
Other Sports CompetedSnowboarding, mountainbiking, hiking, mountaineering, crosscountry skiing
Injuries- Stress reaction (not a fracture yet) on the leg, 2004 - Knee injury, 2005 - Inflammation of a rib, 2006 - Stress reaction, 2006 - Knee injury, 2008 - Broken hand, March 2016
Race Starts121
Race Wins28
Race Podiums48
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Nicola started her career with great success after becoming the Junior European and World Champion as well as winner of multiple ITU World Series and Half-Ironman-Races.

Her career went from strength to strength winning Vice-World Champion and Team World Champion 2010, then becoming a six-time European Champion (2009,2010,2012, 2014 and 2015, 2018) as well as winning gold at the Ironman Cozumel 2014 and at the European Games 2015.

After winning Olympic gold at London 2012 in a thrilling finale, Spirig then came second to Gwen Jorgensen at Rio 2016, making her the most successful female Olympic triathlete.

During her long career she has also managed to study and become a lawyer and has a family of three children with husband Reto Hug.

Recent Highlights:

- Winner 2021 European middle distance Championships
- Winner World Cup Lisbon 2021
- 6th place individual and 7th place mixed team relay at the Olympics in Tokyo, 5th Olympic Games

- Winner London 2012 Olympic Games
- 2nd Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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