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Olympic Medal Favorites: The Men

  • By Courtney Baird
  • Published Apr 11, 2012
  • Updated Jun 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM UTC
Photo: Delly Carr/Triathlon.org


Sven Riederer, Switzerland. Age at the Olympics: 31

A bronze medalist on the brutally hilly 2004 Athens Olympics course and a consistent bronze medalist at major races—he won bronze at the 2011 World Triathlon Series races in Kitzbühel, Austria and Sydney and at the Madrid leg of the 2010 series, for example—Sven Riederer outran his reputation as “Mr. Bronze” when he won silver over Jonathan Brownlee at the 2011 Grand Final in Beijing. Riederer is consistent, knows how to suffer, is a great runner, and he shows up for big races. These are all good reasons for why he shouldn’t be counted out for London.

Triathlete Directory: Sven Riederer

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Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird

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

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