Analysis of Xavier Llobet, Olympic triathlete in Athens 2004

The fourth presence corroborates that the triathlon is in a privileged situation. In addition, its clear projection confirms that multidisciplinary sport is already one of the stellar tests of the universal event.

The British test will be fought by 55 women and 55 men, chosen during the tough and elitist Olympic cycle, which was held between 2008-2012. Specifically, the girls will compete on Saturday August 4 and the boys will take over on Tuesday the 7th.
This will be a Triathlon where the talent of the athletes and the high speeds that they will apply in a circuit with few difficulties will prevail.

The central Hyde Park will be the great stage for the best multidisciplinary athletes to demonstrate their impressive category. Swimming will take place on the north side of the lake, specifically in The Serpentine, where the starting pontoon will be located and where the 1,5 km lap defined by the 7 buoys that will configure the aquatic circuit will take place.

Subsequently, they will enter the pit area to take their machine and do the 6 corresponding laps of the cycling circuit. The completely flat loop will pass the majestic Buckingham Palace and re-enter the nerve center of London's park. Its lack of difficulty will allow the triathlon squad to achieve a spectacular average speed.

Finally, the triathletes will reach the second transition to start the last segment, made up of 4 laps of 2,5 km, around the Serpentine Lake and which will decide who the new Olympic medalists are. Without a doubt, it will be a high-flying attraction and one that I recommend not to miss. Remember that on the 4th the competition starts at 9:00 in the morning and on the 7th of August at 11:30 in the morning.


Eight years ago, in Athens (GRE) the Spanish team started with the favorite band with the presence of the great Iván Raña. This soufflé swelled much more in the Olympic Games in Beijing (CHN) with the Galician tandem: the aforementioned soldier Raña and the champion Gómez Noya aimed for a safe medal, but the curse continued with its tradition.

On this occasion the favoritism falls on the Brownlee brothers and depressurizes Javier Gómez Noya. The locals Alistair and Jonathan are the clear CANDIDATES FOR OLYMPIC GOLD. The British team has set up a fearsome team in which the third component will succumb to the orders of the local heroes. Although the presence of the Spaniard, the Germans Frodeno (Olympic champion in Beijing) and Justus (winner of this year's Sydney event), the French Hauss and Vidal, the multiple medalist Docherty (NZL, silver in Athens 2004, bronze in Beijing 2008), the Canadian flag bearer and the first Olympic champion in history in Sydney 2000, Withfield, the Russian tsars Bruykhankov and Polyanskiy or the Swiss Riederer, among others, can water down the mass bath that the brit team is dreaming of ..

Without a doubt, Javi has a golden opportunity to get a well-deserved medal. The rest of the team made up of Mario Mola and Josemi Pérez will find themselves in front of their biggest objective and thanks to their quality they have a great chance of achieving a quality result.

As for the women's race, the British team has set up a team similar to the men's, with a clear leader: the world champion Helen Jenkins accompanied by her compatriots Hall and Holland who will try to support her at all times so that she can achieve the most precious metal. But if the men's event will start with a clear and marked line, the women's is perhaps somewhat more confusing and the presence of many candidates for the final victory will make it, in all probability, an exciting and exciting competition. Champions and clear favorites such as: Spirig (SUI), Hewitt (NZL), Ribeiros (CHI), Moffat and Densham (AUS), Norden (SUE), Findlay (CAN), Bennet (USA) or the Spanish Ainhoa ​​Murua will fight to the maximum to turn the British dream into a nightmare.

Zuriñe Rodríguez and Marina Dalaimcourt will complete the Spanish team and will enjoy an opportunity to show off their talent and achieve a result corresponding to their enormous quality.

Before the multidisciplinary show starts, we must highlight that the Spanish team has achieved the first success, classifying the maximum representation quota in the Olympic event (3 girls and 3 boys). In this way, it equals the historic milestone achieved in 2004 in Athens (GRE), with Murua, Burgos and Hidalgo in the women's team and Raña, Llanos and Llobet in the men's team. This fact categorically defines that the Spanish triathlon is one of the world powers of the specialty and surely in the British capital they will achieve great success.

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