Henri Schoeman

  • WTS Ranking: 1
  • Represents: {country} RSA
  • Year of birth: 1991
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Full Stats

Given NameHenri
Family NameSchoeman
Year of Birth1991
Place of Residence RSA
Height170 cm
ITU Debut2007
CoachJoe Schoeman Swimming: Alisdair Hatfield
HobbiesVideo editing, Blogging
HeroJavier Gomez Sebastian Coe
InjuriesStress fractures both shins - 2009 - 2011, shattered collarbone - 2011
WTS Starts36
WTS Wins2
WTS Podiums2
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Henri starting competing in the elite field in 2011, with his strength in swimming, he has been a strong competitor. During the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, Henri earned the bronze medal in the men’s race in his debut Olympic appearance, this was even more special as it was the first Olympic medal South Africa has won in the sport. He then followed up that dream-worthy performance by winning his first-ever World Triathlon Series race at the Cozumel Grand Final.

2017 has seen two silver medals and a number of impressive races throughout the season.  

Recent Highlights

- 7th place at the 2017 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships;
- 16th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg;
- 10th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi;
- 2nd place at the 2017 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup;
- 4th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama;
- 8th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast;
- Winner at the 2016 Buffalo City ATU Triathlon African Championships;
- Winner at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel; and  
- 3rd place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.

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