Wian Sullwald

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  • Represents: South Africa RSA
  • Year of birth: 1993
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Full Stats

Given NameWian
Family NameSullwald
Year of Birth1993
Place of BirthVereeniging
World Triathlon Debut2006
HobbiesSpending time with friends, movies, spending time in nature.
HeroClaude Eksteen, Javier Gomez, Jan Frodeno
Race Starts104
Race Wins14
Race Podiums34
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South Africa’s Wian Sullwald first took up triathlon when he was 13 years old because he was looking for a challenging sport. His father was an athlete and both parents are cyclists, having a big influence on his sporting career.

Wian’s triathlon goal is to represent South Africa at the Olympic Games and the biggest obstacle that he has had to overcome is - in his own words - the transition from ‘an average athlete to a winning one’.

A bronze medal at the 2017 Cape Town World Cup firmly stamped his name on the Elite scene and after a difficult 2018, Wian bounced back with silver in Nur-Sultan and bronze in Tiszaujvaros in 2019.

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