Enormous discipline and a focus on the essentials brought Nicola Spirig the Olympic victory in London in 2012. Four years later, now a mother, founder of a foundation and initiator of the Nicola Spirig Kids Cup, the Zurich athlete succeeded in confirming her world-class level with Olympic silver in Rio.
In total, Nicola Spirig took part in five Olympic Games between 2004 and 2021. With the exception of her debut in Athens (19th place), she finished every Olympic race in the top 6 and also won a diploma with the mixed relay in 2021.
In addition, Nicola Spirig celebrated many other successes at all triathlon distances, in athletics as well as in duathlon and, as a seven-time European champion and multiple World Championship medalist, she repeatedly achieved major victories. Her long career was honored with awards such as “Swiss Sportswoman of the Year”, the “Lifetime Award” from the International Triathlon Federation as well as with her induction into the “Hall of Fame”.
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