Lisa Nordén

Lisa Nordén

Nordén at the Sprint World Championships 2011
Personal information
Full name Lisa Nordén
Born (1984-11-24) 24 November 1984
Kristianstad, Sweden
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Sport Triathlon
Coached by Darren Smith

Lisa Nordén (born 24 November 1984, Kristianstad, Skåne, Sweden) is a professional Swedish triathlete, 2012 Olympic silver medalist, and 2008 and 2016 Olympian. She is also the winner of the 2012 Triathlon World Series.

Nordén's other accomplishments include Swedish Champion of the year 2008, the U23 World Champion of the year 2007, the Sprint World Champion of the year 2010, vice World Champion (World Championship Series) of the year 2009, bronze medalist of the World Championship Series of the years 2008 and 2010, and bronze medalist at the European Championships 2010.

Athletic career

Nordén took the silver medal in triathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. She was credited with the same time (1:59.48) as gold medalist Nicola Spirig, but was edged out in a photo finish.[2] The Swedish Olympic Committee (NOC) appealed the result to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).[3] The appeal was denied the day after it was filed,[4] Norden said she was happy with her silver medal and considered it a gold medal.[5]

Nordén additionally takes part in non ITU events. In 2010, she won three gold medals at Gladbeck, Witten and Schliersee (German open Championships). She has represented Stadtwerke Team Witten.

In June 2015, she competed in the inaugural European Games, for Sweden in women's triathlon. She earned a bronze medal.

Personal life

In Sweden, Nordén lives in Stockholm,[1] and represents Kristianstads Triathlonklubb, the club of her birthplace where Nordén's father and her half-sister still live. Her training base is Stockholm since fall 2012. It was Canberra, Australia for several years before that.

ITU World Championship Series podiums

Season Date Position Location Time
2009 31 May  Silver Spain Madrid 2:05:59
25 July  Silver Germany Hamburg 1:57:06
15 August  Silver United Kingdom London 1:54:26
22 August  Gold Japan Yokohama 1:55:55
13 September  Silver Australia Gold Coast1 1:59:19
2010 17 July  Gold Germany Hamburg 1:53:53
14 August  Silver Austria Kitzbühel 2:03:06
2012 23 June  Silver Austria Kitzbühel 2.05:40
25 August  Gold Sweden Stockholm2 1:00:36
29 September  Gold Japan Yokohama 1:59:07
1 Grand Final
2 Sprint Distance


  1. 1 2 See Lisa Nordén's ITU profile page. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  2. Associated Press (4 August 2012). "Spirig wins women's triathlon gold at Olympics". Retrieved 4 August 2012.
  3. "Swedes take 'one in a million' Olympic triathlon photo-finish ruling to court -". Retrieved 2012-08-11.
  4. "SOK rasar mot beslutet | OS 2012 | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet". Retrieved 2012-08-12.
  5. "Överklagan avslagen – inget guld för Nordén | OS 2012 | Sportbladet | Aftonbladet". Retrieved 2012-08-12.
Preceded by
Therese Alshammar
Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal
Succeeded by
Johan Olsson
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