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Laura Lindemann has been leading the charge for German short course triathletes for the past few years, and whether it’s pushing the breakaway or driving the chase pack, the 26- year-old from Potsdam in Berlin plays a leading role in almost every race she starts. Lindemann had a bulging trophy cabinet before she even stepped into the elite ranks of the sport. In 2014 and 2015 she was crowned junior European and junior world champion, while in 2016 she became Under-23 world champion.
Starting out as a competitive swimmer, Lindemann eventually tired of staring at the black line at the bottom of the pool, and decided to give triathlon a go. The results quickly followed and earned her a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics where she finished 28th despite only just stepping out of the junior ranks.She took that inspiration of competing with the world’s best on the biggest stage into 2017 and achieved some stunning results. Crowned German sprint distance champion three years in a row from 2017 to 2019, Lindemann started the race-winning habit at senior level with World Cup victories in Chengdu and Banyoles in 2019.
In front of the packed grandstands of home fans, Hamburg has become a favourite destination. It yielded a brilliant first World Series podium finish with third place in 2017 and a runner-up spot the following year. A seventh place in 2019 was then followed by another bronze – this time in a one-off World Triathlon world title shootout due to the pandemic in 2020.
In 2021, it was also the venue where she finally achieved top spot in a World Triathlon Championship Series race, backing it up the following day with a starring role in Germany’s winning mixed team relay.Having qualified for the Tokyo Olympics after finishing fifth in the test event, she improved 20 places from Rio to finish eighth and in a sign of Lindemann’s growing maturity as a triathlete, she is now rarely out of the top 10 in any race. In 2022, she placed sixth in Leeds, fifth in Hamburg and finished second to Non Stanford at the European Championships in Munich in August.
Laura is also familiar with the thrills and spills of Super League having been involved in a nasty-looking bike crash in Jersey in 2019. She also competed in SLT Singapore in 2019 where she finished 11th.
Results posted shortly after the race may contain errors.
RR - Race Ready | TBD - To Be Determined | DNS - Did Not Start | DNF - Did Not Finish
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23-24 Feb 2019
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