Gwen Jorgensen (USA)
How she Qualified: Invite
Jorgensen has been the hottest thing in triathlon this summer. She went from unknown to Olympic qualifier in two short years. She’s done so with an unbelievably quick 10K. As incredible as her rise to stardom has been, she hasn’t had the time to build her cycling strength and may be weak at that discipline. In ITU races that weakness can be hidden, but not in the non-drafting domain where the bike makes 50% of the race. Jorgensen will likely come off the bike too far behind to catch the leaders on the run.