Andrea learnt to swim at age four and started competing in swimming competitions from the age six. At the age of 11, she joined the South Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club and represented New Zealand in 2001 in Surf Life Saving.
Andrea’s first triathlon was in 2005 in New Zealand where she was crowned U23 World Champion. In 2006 she was the bronze medalist at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. And the following week she had her first World Cup podium in Mooloolaba. Andrea finished her first season ranked 9th in the world and was awarded the ITU International Triathlon Rookie of the Year.
In 2007, she won her first World Cup in Kitzbuhel, Austria, then in 2008, placed 8th in the Olympic Games Triathlon in Beijing, China. 2009 brought consistency with 3rd overall in the World Championship Series, being three podium finishes including a win in Madrid.
Andrea placed 2nd overall in the 2011 World Championship Series, with a season highlight winning three races in a row - the Beijing World Championship Series Grand Final, the Yokohama World Championship Series and the Auckland World Cup. The following year brought her a 6th in the London Olympic Games and bronze in the World Triathlon Series.
Since then, Andrea has had a number of significant placings and wins, most recently winning the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi and the winner of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast.
- 3rd place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Montréal;
- 6th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg;
- 23rd place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama;
- Winner of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast;
- 20th place at the 2017 New Plymouth ITU Triathlon World Cup;
- Winner of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi;
- 7th place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games;
- 6th place at the 2012 London Olympic Games; and
- 8th place at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
112017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 14 Sep, 2017 - Elite Women - 02:03:05
102017 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm 26 Aug, 2017 - Elite Women - 02:04:05
32017 ITU World Triathlon Montréal 05 Aug, 2017 - Elite Women - 01:59:48
62017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg 15 Jul, 2017 - Elite Women - 00:59:52
232017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 13 May, 2017 - Elite Women - 02:01:07