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.
- 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
6Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 26 Jul, 2021 - Elite Women - 01:58:05
7Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games 26 Jul, 2021 - Mixed Relay - 00:22:24
12021 Europe Triathlon Challenge Middle Distance Championships Walchsee 27 Jun, 2021 - Elite Women - 03:58:00
42021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel 18 Jun, 2021 - Elite Women - 00:35:37
12021 World Triathlon Cup Lisbon 22 May, 2021 - Elite Women - 01:59:05