Wian Sullwald

  • South Africa
  • Born: 1993

I first took up triathlon when I was 13 years old because I was looking for a challenging sport. I have a family history in sport: my father was an athlete, and both of my parents are cyclists. My parents have had the most influence on my sporting career, as they have always supported me.

I currently train in Pretoria, and during an average training week I swim for eight hours, bike for 10 hours, and run for seven hours. My personal best swim time (750m) is nine minutes, bike (20km) 28 minutes, and run (5km) 15 minutes. I . My favorite ITU race has been the Bled European cup, because it was my first gold medal in an ITU race

My triathlon goal is to represent my country at the Olympic Games. The biggest obstacle that I have had to overcome is the transition from an average athlete to a winning one. Something that the triathlon world doesn’t know about me is that if you want to ask me for a favour, first give me a dark slab chocolate and ill do anything for you

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Latest Athlete Results
2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup
14 Jul, 2019 - Elite Men - 00:53:44
2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup
13 Jul, 2019 - Semifinal 3 Elite Men - 00:33:41
2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon
06 Jul, 2019 - Elite Men - 00:56:40
2019 Groupe Copley World Triathlon Montreal
29 Jun, 2019 - Elite Men - DNF
2019 Nur-Sultan ITU Triathlon World Cup
15 Jun, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:44:05
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2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon
2019-07-06 - Elite Men - 00:56:40
2019 Groupe Copley World Triathlon Montreal
2019-06-28 - Elite Men - DNF
2019 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds
2019-06-08 - Elite Men - DNF
2019 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
2019-05-18 - Elite Men - 01:45:03
2019 MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda
2019-04-27 - Elite Men - 01:54:54
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2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
2018-04-05 - Elite Men - 00:56:30
2011 Maputo All-Africa Games
2011-09-03 - Elite Men - 01:01:46
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Wian
Family Name Sullwald
Representing RSA
Year of Birth 1993
Place of Birth Vereeniging
Residence Pretoria, South Africa
Coach Lindsey Parry, Emma Swanwick, Rocco Meiring
Sponsors BSG Consultants, Triathlon South Africa, High Performance Centre, ASG sport solutions, K-SWISS
Hobbies Spending time with friends, movies, spending time in nature.
Twitter @Wiansullwald
Wian's next event
15 - 16 Aug, 2019
2019 Tokyo ITU World Olympic Qualification Event
Odaiba Marin Park, Tokyo, Japan • Start List
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