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 Alistair Brownlee who has won two gold medals (2012, 2016). His borther Jonathan Brownlee has also won two medals in the same races. For the females, Swiss athlete Nicola Spirig has won one gold and one silver.

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 since 2000, 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 Alistair Brownlee  Great Britain M 2 0 0 2 12
=2 Simon Whitfield  Canada  M 1 1 0 2 8
=2 Nicola Spirig  Switzerland  F 1 1 0 2 8
=4 Jonathan Brownlee  Great Britain M 0 1 1 2 3
=4 Bevan Docherty  New Zealand M 0 1 1 2 3

notes: initial data from wikipedia (with at least 2 medals, including results from 2016). For the ranking order, we have used the Topend Sports Weighted Ranking System.


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