I learned to swim at age 4 at the QE2 swimming pool. I became competitive very early, as I began swimming competitions at age 6. At 11, I joined the South Brighton surf lifesaving club. I first represented New Zealand in 2001 in Surf Life Saving. My first triathlon was in February 2005 in New Zealand where I qualified to represent NZ in the Triathlon World Championships for U23 Elite.
I was crowned U23 World Champion in September 2005.
In March 2006 I was the bronze medalist at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia. And the following week I had my first World Cup podium in Mooloolaba. I finished my first season ranked 9th in the World and was awarded the ITU International Triathlon Rookie of the Year.
In 2007, I won my first World Cup in Kitzbuhel, Austria.
In 2008, I placed 8th in the Olympic Games Triathlon in Beijing, China.
In 2009, I had a consistent season to finish 3rd overall in the World Championship Series with 3 podium finishes including a win in the Madrid round.
I placed 2nd overall in the 2011 World Championship Series. My season highlight was winning 3 races in a row - the Beijing World Championship Series Grand Final, the Yokohama World Championship Series and the Auckland World Cup.
In 2012, I placed 6th in the Olympic Games Triathlon in London and bronze in the World Triathlon Series.
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The 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series officially debuted with an exciting and emotional sprint finish that saw New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt take the gold at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi.03 Mar, 2017
Through the month of December we will be naming the "Best of 2016" moments from the year, anything from top performances to inspirational finishes, because when you have a year like we just…20 Dec, 2016
Two-time reigning world champion and Olympic gold medallist Gwen Jorgensen will attempt to defend her title over top-ranked Flora Duffy on Saturday, September 17 at 3:30pm.13 Sep, 2016
With #WTSEdmonton being the final WTS race before the Grand Final takes place in Cozumel, some of the elites took the time to chat with the local Canadian media to discuss the anticipations…02 Sep, 2016
Gwen Jorgensen has cemented her place as one of the best triathletes of her generation, with a strong all-around performance and her killer run kick delivering her Gold in the triathlon event…20 Aug, 2016
Athlete Fact Sheet
|Year of Birth||1982|
|Place of Birth||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Residence||Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Sponsors||Cannondale, MET helmets, Sram, Zipp, Quarq|
|Hobbies||travelling, jewelry making, puzzles, bodysurfing|