| Nicola Spirig|
| 1.66 m|
| Triathlon at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's|
Lisa Norden, Erin Densham, Daniela Ryf
Nicola Spirig Wikipedia
Nicola Spirig Hug (born 7 February 1982) is a Swiss professional triathlete. She is the 2012 Olympic and 2015 European Games champion in women's triathlon.
She is a member of the Swiss National Team and a double Olympian. She is an Olympic champion, and was World Championship runner up in 2010, Junior World Champion in 2001, Junior European Champion in 1999, and Elite European Champion in 2009 and 2010.
Spirig was born in Bülach. On 4 August 2012, Spirig won Gold in the Olympic Women's Triathlon, winning a close race in a photo finish with Sweden's Lisa Nordén.
In the 13 years from 1998 to 2010, Spirig took part in 72 ITU competitions and achieved 39 top ten positions. In 2010, she won the European Championships and the World Championship Series triathlon in Madrid, and the silver medal at the World Championship Series triathlon in London. In the overall World Championship Series ranking she place second.
Spirig has also competed as a long-distance runner, finishing second at the Swiss Cross-Country Championships in 2014 and competing at the 2014 Zurich Marathon. She subsequently competed in the marathon at the 2014 European Athletics Championships in Zurich, where she finished 24th in a time of 2:37.12.
Nicola Spirig lives in Winkel and holds a degree in law (lic.iur.). Both her elder sister Kathrin and her elder brother Thomas were high-performance athletes before they started their academic careers, and Nicola Spirig's parents Ursula and Sepp are PE teachers. She is married to former Swiss triathlete Reto Hug. They have a son, born 2013.
The following lists are based upon the official ITU rankings and the athlete's Profile Page. Unless indicated otherwise, the following events are triathlons and belong to the Elite category.2012 Swiss Sports Personality of the Year