Ranked 2 - Norden & Gomez

by ITU Admin on 05 Sep, 2009 12:00

Sweden’s Lisa Norden shocked a lot of people in 2009 as she made the successful transition from under 23 potential to elite race winner. With an impressive podium display across the season, including one win, she sits in second place behind Australia’s Emma Moffatt, with every chance of landing the title in Gold Coast at the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series Grand Final.

Name: Lisa Norden
Age: 24
Born: Kristianstad, Sweden
Lives: Gold Coast, Australia & Davos, Switzerland
Website: www.lisanorden.se

Norden kick started her season in Madrid where she was involved in an epic five woman battle for the win. Having headed Andrea Hewitt for most of the home straight she was narrowly pipped on the line. Cramp in Washington, DC left her down in thirteenth, but she bounced back with a well orchestrated breakaway in Hamburg which gave her a silver medal before a third second place finish in London. Breaking her duck in Yokohama, Norden grabbed the win, turning the tables on Hewitt.

Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series Rankings
1 Emma Moffatt, AUS. 3140pts
2 Lisa Norden, SWE. 3020pts
3 Andrea Hewitt, NZL. 2766pts
4 Daniela Ryf, SUI. 2374pts
5 Sarah Haskins, USA. 2189pts

How Lisa Norden can catch and overtake Moffatt at the top:
If Norden wins then Moffatt must finish second to deny the Swede the championship glory.
If Norden finishes in the top six then Moffatt cannot be more than one position behind to stop Norden snatching the title in the final race.
If Norden finishes seventh or lower, then Moffatt cannot be more than two positions behind to prevent the world championship staying in Europe.

Javier Gomez, the defending world champion, is the only man to have beaten world number one Alistair Brownlee in 2009. The Spaniard got one over his rival at the European Championships and still has a strong chance of overhauling the Brit at the top of the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series Grand Final to land his second world senior title.

Name: Javier Gomez
Age: 26
Born: Basel, Switzerland
Lives: Ferrol, Spain
Website: www.javiergomeznoya.com

Despite starting the season in Madrid, still recovering from injury, Gomez put together a strong race to finish third before taking the runners-up spot behind Brownlee in both Washington, DC and Kitzbühel. Disaster struck in London as Gomez suffered a mechanical problem and crashed on the bike, causing extensive road rash and skin loss across his back and shoulders. One week later he showed great determination in returning to the podium with third place in Yokohama.

Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series Rankings
1. Alistair Brownlee, GBR. 3200pts
2. Javier Gomez, ESP. 2849pts
3. Kris Gemmell, NZL. 2559pts
4. Maik Petzold, GER. 2493pts
5. Laurent Vidal, FRA. 2404pts

How Javier Gomez can catch and overtake Brownlee at the top:
If Gomez can win at Gold Coast and Brownlee finishes sixth or worse, then he will be crowned as champion.

Related Event: 2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final Gold Coast
09 - 13 Sep, 2009 • event pageall results
Results: U23 Women
1. Hollie Avil GBR 01:56:38
2. Jodie Stimpson GBR 01:57:01
3. Paula Findlay CAN 01:57:15
4. Vicky Holland GBR 01:57:30
5. Yuliya Yelistratova UKR 01:59:48
6. Sarah Fladung GER 02:00:22
7. Annamaria Mazzetti ITA 02:00:31
8. Charlotte Morel FRA 02:00:32
9. Agnieszka Jerzyk POL 02:00:44
10. Dan Bi Hong KOR 02:00:50
Results: U23 Men
1. Franz Loeschke GER 01:46:19
2. James Seear AUS 01:46:25
3. Joao Pereira POR 01:46:32
4. Tony Dodds NZL 01:46:39
5. Jonathan Zipf GER 01:46:41
6. Jose Miguel Perez ESP 01:46:57
7. Ivan Tutukin RUS 01:47:04
8. Crisanto Grajales MEX 01:47:15
9. Lukas Salvisberg SUI 01:47:30
10. Denis Vasiliev RUS 01:47:34
Results: Junior Men
1. Mario Mola ESP 00:54:35
2. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 00:54:50
3. Kristóf Király HUN 00:54:55
4. Kevin McDowell USA 00:55:07
5. Davide Uccellari ITA 00:55:10
6. Igor Polyanskiy RUS 00:55:13
7. Min Ho Heo KOR 00:55:14
8. Andrey Bryukhankov RUS 00:55:19
9. Stefan Zachäus LUX 00:55:22
10. Matheus Diniz BRA 00:55:25
Results: Junior Women
1. Emmie Charayron FRA 01:00:22
2. Emma Jackson AUS 01:00:41
3. Rachel Klamer NED 01:00:57
4. Maaike Caelers NED 01:00:59
5. Alexandra Razarenova RUS 01:01:05
6. Allison Hooper CAN 01:01:09
7. Holly Aitken AUS 01:01:27
8. Kyla Coates CAN 01:01:39
9. Carina Brechters GER 01:01:40
10. Yuka Sato JPN 01:01:51
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