Vicky Holland

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at the World Triathlon Series Tour in Edmonton, 2015
at the World Triathlon Series Tour in Edmonton, 2015
Personal information
Date of birth 12th January 1986 (age 34)
place of birth Gloucester , UK
Nickname Vicky
size 168 cm
Weight 58 kg
Current Olympic podium
Since 2019 Bahrain Elite Endurance Triathlon Team
2011 Oceanic Champion Triathlon
2012, 2014 2 × world champion triathlon sprint distance team
2013 Vice-European triathlon champion short distance
2016 3rd place Olympic Games
2018 National champion triathlon short distance
2018 ITU world champion triathlon short distance

Victoria Frances "Vicky" Holland (born January 12, 1986 in Gloucester ) is a British triathlete . She is triathlon vice-European champion (2013), two-time Olympian (2012, 2016) and ITU world triathlon champion (2018).


Vicky Holland was active in swimming as a teenager and studied at Loughborough University from 2005 to 2008 , where she discovered triathlon for herself.

In 2010 she was eighth in the Triathlon World Cup on the short distance in the "Triathlon World Championship Series" and in March 2011 she won the Oceanic Triathlon Championship. In 2012 she started at the Summer Olympics in London in August, where she was able to achieve 26th place out of 55 women who started after falling on the bike course.

Vicky Holland became European triathlon champion on the Olympic short distance in June 2013 in Turkey (1.5 km swimming, 40 km cycling and 10 km running). In September 2015 she finished third in the final “Grand Final race” in Chicago, fourth in the 2015 World Championship racing series.

2016 Summer Olympics

Vicky Holland was able to secure a starting place at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and she started on August 20, 2016 alongside Helen Jenkins and Non Stanford , where she was the fastest British woman to win bronze.

Holland starts in the national team of the British Triathlon Federation , is trained by Darren Smith and she lives in Swansea in South Wales. She has also been part of the Bahrain Elite Endurance Triathlon Team since 2019 .

Triathlon World Champion 2018

In the ITU World Cup race series in 2018 she was able to September 15, with the second spot in the last race in Gold Coast (Australia) secured the world title

As part of the ITU World Championship Series 2019 , she was fourth-best Briton behind Jessica Learmonth (2nd), Georgia Taylor-Brown (3rd) and Non Stanford (7th) in twelfth place.


Sporting successes

(DNF - Did Not Finish )

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Jenkins vs. Stimpson for Olympic selection (April 6, 2016)
  2. Rio 2016: Helen Jenkins secures third GB triathlon spot (April 22, 2016)
  3. ^ Oceania: Gemmell wins, Hewitt fails
  4. Vicky Holland, Kris Gemmell triumphs in Wellington
  5. Surprise at the Kitzbühel Triathlon ( Memento from August 16, 2010 in the Internet Archive )
  6. World Cup series in London: Paula Findlay surprisingly wins, Emma Moffatt only in 9th place