Ai Ueda, Japan
Ai Ueda has made a name for herself this year with two top-10 finishes in the World Championship Series and a silver at the Monterrey ITU Triathlon World Cup. Ueda often makes up for her poor swims by running her way through the field, passing athletes like they’re standing still. That London is a runner’s course plays into Ueda’s favor, and if she can improve her swim in the next year, who knows what could be in store for the tiny Japanese speedster.
FILED UNDER: Features / InsideTri / Olympics TAGS: 2012 London Olympics / Ai Ueda / Andrea Hewitt / Barbara Riveros Diaz / Daniela Ryf / Emma Moffatt / Emma Snowsill / Emmie Charayron / Helen Jenkins / InsideTri / Laura Bennett / Lisa Norden / Nicola Spirig / Paula Findlay / Sarah Groff / Sarah Haskins / Svenja Bazlen