Olympic Medal Favorites: The Women

  • By Courtney Baird
  • Published Apr 10, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM UTC
Photo: Delly Carr/

Ai Ueda, Japan. Age at the Olympics: 28

Although she’s never been on the podium at a World Triathlon Series event, Ai Ueda is a multiple World Cup winner and consistently churns out some of the fastest run splits in the sport, making her a podium contender if the race in London unfolds in her favor (i.e. if it becomes a runner’s race). Her primary weakness is her swim, and if she can get that strong enough by August so she can make the first swim pack, her competitors shouldn’t count her out.

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Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird

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

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