Nicola Spirig

  • WTS Ranking: 27
  • Represents: {country} SUI
  • Year of birth: 1982
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Full Stats

Given NameNicola
Family NameSpirig
Year of Birth1982
Place of BirthBülach
Place of ResidenceBachenbülach SUI
Height166 cm
ITU Debut1992
Coachcurrent: Brett Sutton before: 15 years Sepp Spirig
NicknameNic, the champ, spirit
HobbiesOther sports, going to the movies, reading
Other Sports CompetedSnowboarding, mountainbiking, hiking, mountaineering, crosscountry skiing
Injuries- Stress reaction (not a fracture yet) on the leg, 2004 - Knee injury, 2005 - Inflammation of a rib, 2006 - Stress reaction, 2006 - Knee injury, 2008 - Broken hand, March 2016
WTS Starts22
WTS Wins4
WTS Podiums8
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Nicola started out with great success with becoming the Junior European and World Champion as well as winner of multiple ITU World Series and Half-Ironman-Races.

Her career has gone from strength to strength with Vice-World Champion and Team World Champion 2010, then becoming a six-times 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. During the years she has also won seven 70.3 Ironman, being on the podium at each half Ironman race she ever entered.

Nicola is an Olympic champion, after winning a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games and followed up with a silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, she is the most successful female triathlete at Olympic Games.

During her long career she has also managed to study and become a lawyer and has a family together with Vice World Champion Reto Hug, naming her two children Yannis (2013) and Malea (2017) her greatest gift. 2019 will see their third child being born. 

Recent Highlights:

- European Champion in Glasgow 2018;
- Winner World Cup Lausanne 2018
- 4th place at the WTS in Hamburg and 5th place at the WTS in Montreal 2018
- 2nd place at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games;
- 5th place at the 2015 ITU World Triathlon Stockholm; and
- Winner at the 2015 Geneva ETU Triathlon European Championships.

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