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2012 London Olympic Medal Contenders: The Women

  • By Courtney Baird
  • Published Aug 1, 2011
  • Updated Jun 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM UTC

Barbara Riveros Diaz, Chile

Photo: Triathlon.org/ Delly Carr

No one knew who Barbara Riveros Diaz was when she won the first race of the ITU’s Dextro Energy World Championship Series in 2010 with a blistering kick. The tiny Chilean backed up the win by placing second in Seoul and sixth in Madrid, but she faded in the later half of last year. Riveros has proven to be more consistent so far this year, with a win at the Ishigaki ITU Triathlon World Cup, a silver in Sydney, and fifth, fifth and fifth in Madrid, Kitzbühel and Hamburg, proving that she is certainly a podium threat for 2012.

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Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird is the editor-in-chief of Inside Triathlon magazine.

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