Olympic Medal Favorites: The Women

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

Paula Findlay, Canada. Age at the Olympics: 23

Paula Findlay seemed unstoppable when she won five World Triathlon series events in late 2010 and early 2011, but a mid-season hip injury derailed the rest of her season, leading to a 29th-place finish at the Olympic test event in London and a DNF at the Grand Final in Beijing. Nevertheless, some believe that if Findlay had been injury-free for all of 2011, she would have won every race she entered, making her the odds-on favorite for gold in London. Findlay’s stellar swim speed and sprinting ability in the run give her weapons many of her competitors lack.

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Courtney Baird

Courtney Baird

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

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