Why are two Ukrainian triathletes competing for Azerbaijan to achieve their Olympic dream and how does the ITU Olympic qualification system contribute to this happening? Rostyslav and Kseniia tell us
The Frenchman speaks to Pontoon on his return to the elite after a slump that began with the frustration of finishing fourth in the London Olympics and which could have ended his career prematurely.
“I pulled off a perfect race, I had no complaints. But even so... I was fourth. And even now when I think about that day it hurts. I finished fourth and that will stay with me for the rest of my life: the first to finish without a medal,” David admits bitterly to Pontoon almost three years after the Olympic triathlon in London.
The World Champion and Olympic silver medallist tells us how she felt she needed a change in order to continue performing at her level without completely sacrificing her personal life.
Her calf tore. She felt it. But there were only a few metres left on the blue carpet to be crowned champion of the world for the first time. She crossed the finishing line in fourth place and claimed the points she needed to end a dream 2012 with Olympic silver. Lisa knew at that moment that it was a turning point in her life. Behind the smiles for the cameras, “I’d had enough of living on the road. I just wanted to go back home,” Lisa admits earnestly from the other end of the telephone line in Gold Coast, Australia.