CAS confirms results of women’s triathlon at London 2012 Olympic Games

By David Peddie | 11 Aug, 2012

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has confirmed the results of the women’s triathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games, dismissing an appeal filed by the Swedish Olympic Committee and the Swedish Triathlon Federation.

Norden will remain as the silver medallist while Switzerland’s Nicola Spirig, who was declared the winner at the conclusion of the race, will keep her gold medal as the Olympic champion.

In an extremely close sprint finish in the women’s triathlon competition at Hyde Park on Saturday 4 August, Spirig and Norden clocked the exact same time of 1 hour, 59 minutes and 48 seconds. But the race referee declared Spirig the gold medallist and Norden the silver medallist according to ITU Competition Rules.

After the race, the Swedish Olympic Committee and Swedish Triathlon Federation officially appealed the results. The ITU Executive Board met and upheld the race referee’s decision.

The Swedish Olympic Committee referred the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which confirmed the original results.

This was the first time Olympic gold in triathlon was decided by a photo finish.

Picture Credit: Delly Carr / ITU

Related Event: 2012 London Olympic Games
04 - Aug, 2012 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Women
1. Nicola Spirig SUI 01:59:48
2. Lisa Norden SWE 01:59:48
3. Erin Densham AUS 01:59:50
4. Sarah True USA 02:00:00
5. Helen Jenkins GBR 02:00:19
6. Andrea Hewitt NZL 02:00:36
7. Ainhoa Murua Zubizarreta ESP 02:00:56
8. Emma Jackson AUS 02:01:16
9. Jessica Harrison FRA 02:01:22
10. Kate Mcilroy NZL 02:01:28
Results: Elite Men
1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:46:25
2. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 01:46:36
3. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 01:46:56
4. David Hauss FRA 01:47:14
5. Laurent Vidal FRA 01:47:21
6. Jan Frodeno GER 01:47:26
7. Alexander Bryukhankov RUS 01:47:35
8. Sven Riederer SUI 01:47:46
9. Joao Silva POR 01:47:51
10. Alessandro Fabian ITA 01:48:03
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