The Greatest Triathlete at the Olympic Games

Who is the greatest Triathlete of all time based on Olympic Games performances? We have used a weighted total medal count of each male and female Triathlete from all modern Olympic Games to rank their overall performance.olympic poster

In the short history of the Triathlon at the Olympics, the best all-time performing triathlete is Canadian Simon Whitfield who has won a gold medal (2000) and a silver medal (2008). There are only two multiple medal winners, Whitfield and New Zealander Bevan Docherty.

See also the best athlete from each sport, and the best overall.

Top Olympic Games Triathletes

Here are the top ranked athletes from the sport of Triathlon for performances at all Olympiads, using the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System to order the athletes, awarding points for both gold (6 points) and other medals (silver 2 pts, bronze 1 pt). All Olympic medalists are shown.

Table: The Top Ranked Athletes from Triathlon at the Olympic Games

rank name country gender Gold Silver Bronze total
1 Simon Whitfield Canada M 1 1 0 2 8
2 Bevan Docherty New Zealand M 0 1 1 2 3

notes: initial data from wikipedia (with at least 2 medals, including results from 2012). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.

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