Log Out Gwen Jorgensen of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the women's triathlon during the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games at Fort Copacabana.(Photo: Erich Schlegel, USA TODAY Sports) Jorgensen gave the United States its first gold in triathlon Saturday since it became in Olympic sport in 2000.
The victory caps what has been arguably the most dominant stretch in triathlon history by Jorgensen, who has won all but two individual races since April 2014.
The Olympic title is particularly sweet for Jorgensen, who upended her entire life after a flat tire resulted in a disappointing 38th-place finish in London.
For the past three years, she has lived overseas for nine months out of the year, training in Wollongong, Australia, a city 90 minutes south of Sydney, and Vitoria, Spain, which is about 3½ hours north of Madrid.