Henri Schoeman

  • South Africa
  • Born: 1991
Biography

South Africa’s Henri Schoeman started competing in the Elite Men’s field in 2013, when he was already packing one of the strongest and most consistent swims in international professional triathlon. After his first race in San Diego, Henri set to work on improving his weaknesses, and in his next outing at WTS Yokohama, managed to place 6th. Kitzbuhel was up next and Henri shocked the world by finishing 4th on what was dubbed one of the very toughest courses on the circuit.

In 2014, despite a season plagued with injuries, Henri still managed to be crowned African Champion, win Mixed Relay silver at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and gold at the Tongyeong World Cup. Consistency returned the following year with seven top-10 finishes in 10 WTS events, that form carrying over into Rio 2016 where the South African landed Olympic bronze on Copacabana Beach before scoring a first WTS gold at the 2016 ITU Grand Final Cozumel.

2017 saw two silver medals and five Top 10 finishes throughout the season, and a top-10 final ranking, which became seventh in 2018 thanks to an all-out, start-to-finish victory at WTS Abu Dhabi. Commonwealth Games gold followed on the Gold Coast.

Henri matched that seventh-place overall rank in 2019 thanks to an excellent WTS Yokohama in which he finished with silver, and a solid fourth place in Leeds, before a top-10 finish at the Tokyo Olympic Test Event.

When Henri is not training, racing, eating or sleeping, he enjoys spending time relaxing at home in Durban, South Africa with his parents, his wife Franzel and their 2 dogs and rabbits.

Career Highlights:

- 2nd place 2019 World Triathlon Yokohama
- 4th place 2019 World Triathlon Leeds
- Winner 2018 World Triathlon Abu Dhabi
- Winner 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
- Winner 2016 World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel

- Bronze Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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Latest Athlete Results
DNF
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
26 Jul, 2021 - Elite Men - DNF
1
2021 Africa Triathlon Championships Sharm El Sheikh
12 Jun, 2021 - Elite Men - 01:48:57
5
2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama
15 May, 2021 - Elite Men - 01:43:26
1
2021 RSA Triathlon National Championships
21 Mar, 2021 - Elite Men - 01:48:45
11
2020 Valencia ITU Triathlon World Cup
07 Nov, 2020 - Elite Men - 00:51:21
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5
2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama
2021-05-15 - Elite Men - 01:43:26
22
2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne
2019-08-29 - Elite Men - 01:54:56
DNF
2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon
2019-07-06 - Elite Men - DNF
20
2019 Groupe Copley World Triathlon Montreal
2019-06-28 - Elite Men - 00:54:58
4
2019 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds
2019-06-08 - Elite Men - 01:45:31
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DNF
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
2021-07-26 - Elite Men - DNF
1
2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
2018-04-05 - Elite Men - 00:52:31
3
Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games
2016-08-18 - Elite Men - 01:45:43
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Henri
Family Name Schoeman
Representing RSA
Year of Birth 1991
Place of Birth Vereeniging, South Africa
Residence Durban, South Africa
Coach Head Coach: Joe Schoeman Swimming Coach: Alisdair Hatfield
Sponsors HUUB Design, FINIS, Swift Carbon, Asics, Oakley, Schwalbe, Prime HPI, CeramicSpeed, Thanyapura Phuket
Hobbies Video Editing Reading Surfing
Website http://www.henrischoeman.com/
Twitter @H_Schoeman
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