Participants

Vicky HOLLAND

Vicky HOLLAND
    Triathlon
Birth Date:  12 Jan 1986
Place of Birth:  GLOUCESTER
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  32
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  168
Weight (Kg):  57

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
TRI Triathlon Women 4
Mixed Team Relay 2 Silver

Vicky HOLLAND - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 9:31
Gold Medal Event Women Final
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 13:01
Gold Medal Event Mixed Team Relay Final
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
YearLocationRaceRankTime
2014 Glasgow, SCO Team Relay - Mixed 1 1:13:24
2014 Glasgow, SCO Individual - Women 3 1:59:11

Olympic Games
YearLocationRaceRankTime
2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA Individual - Women 3 1:57:01
2012 London, GBR Individual - Women 26 2:02:55

World Championships
YearLocationRaceRankTime
2016 Cozumel, MEX Individual - Women DNF DNF
2015 Chicago, USA Individual - Women 3 1:56:20
2013 London, GBR Individual - Women 22 2:04:54
2011 Beijing, CHN Individual - Women 57 2:08:27
2010 Budapest, HUN Individual - Women 6 1:51:31

Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships
YearLocationRaceRankTime
2015 Hamburg, GER Team Relay - Mixed 3 1:20:52
2014 Hamburg, GER Team Relay - Mixed 1 1:19:07
2012 Stockholm, SWE Team Relay - Mixed 1 1:26:48
2011 Lausanne, SUI Team Relay - Mixed DNF 1:12:21

Injuries

A massive fascial detachment of the soleus - the fascia coating the calf muscle - down the length of nearly the whole muscle (17.5cm) saw HOLLAND miss nine months of the 2017 season. (lauracwinter.com, 8 Mar 2018)


Reason: Nationally ranked swimmer at school before switching to athletics and taking up the 1500m. Didn’t start competing in triathlon until her second year at Loughborough University in 2005, when approached by British Triathlon. (vickyholland.com, 15 Mar 2018)
Ambition: "I have more to achieve in triathlon and I still love it. Major Games have always been my motivation, so the ultimate aim is to qualify for Tokyo 2020 (Olympics) and try to bring home some more hardware." (lauracwinter.com, 8 Mar 2018)
Memorable: "Glasgow (2014 Commonwealth Games) was the first major championships where I brought home some hardware and it really changed my career. It altered what I believed I could do and the idea of winning an Olympic medal was no longer a crazy dream." (lauracwinter.com, 8 Mar 2018) 
Additional information

INFLUENTIAL
Placed 26th at the London 2012 Olympic Games due to a bike crash, but has since become a figurehead in the world of women’s triathlon. In 2012, became a world champion as part of the British mixed team relay squad, then repeated this feat in 2014. The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games saw her secure a first major individual medal with bronze, bettering that with a gold medal in the mixed team relay, alongside the Brownlee brothers (Alistair and Jonny). (vickyholland.com, 15 Mar 2018)


OLYMPIC JOY
In taking the bronze for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, HOLLAND became the first British woman to win an Olympic triathlon medal. (britishtriathlon.org, 15 Mar 2018)


SUPER RETURN
Won the 2018 International Triathlon Union World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa, in February, after nine months away from the sport with a calf injury. "I was nervous and didn't know what to expect. I thought my swimming and biking were in a good place, but was unsure on my running. Winning races - even when you are in your best shape - is hard to do and never something to be taken for granted, but winning my first one back was an incredible feeling. To end up winning comfortably after a shocking 2017 felt like redemption." (lauracwinter.com, 8 Mar 2018) 


FRIENDLY RIVALRY
Defeated best friend and former housemate, Non STANFORD (GBR), into second at the 2018 International Triathlon Union World Cup in Cape Town on 11 February 2018. STANFORD, who finished fourth at the Rio Olympics behind HOLLAND, will represent Wales at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (bbc.com, 12 Feb 2018)


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Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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