Aussie triathletes at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

 

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We take a look at how our Australian triathletes fared in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Read on for the women and men's race overviews by Noel McMahon.

 

Olympic reflection: Gwen Jorgensen takes gold

 

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Following a stella showdown in Rio, it was Gwen Jorgensen who claimed America's maiden victory in the sport and Nicola Spirig's silver that made her the first woman to win multiple Olympic triathlon medals. 

 

Olympic rundown: Men's race review

 

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While any Olympic event makes history, this year's Rio Olympics marked a special moment for triathlon as Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee became the first person to defend a gold medal.