Henri Schoeman - Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Henri Schoeman South Africa

Birthdate 03 October 1991
Height 160 cms / 63 inches
Weight 55 kgs / 123 lbls
Marital Status Married
Nationality South African
Represents South Africa
Residence Durban
Languages English
Started Triathlon 2022
Professional Since 2013
Personal Bests Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games Gold, 2018 Commonwealth Games 1st 2016 WTS Grand Final

Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games
Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games

While Henri Schoeman is known as fish in the water with consistently one of the fastest triathlon swims on the circuit, he proved himself a well-rounded athlete at his medal-earning debut Olympic triathlon performance in Rio. He converted his lead-pack swim and bike effort into a bronze medal with one of the race’s fastest runs, making history as South Africa’s first triathlon Olympic medalist.


Succeeding performances showed this was no fluke; he won the World Triathlon Grand Final in Cozumel, earning his (and South Africa’s) first WTS win. As the Olympic cycle for Tokyo began, Henri ran away with the gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games against a field that included the Rio gold and silver medalists. He has also risen as one of the top contenders in Super League Triathlon racing, consistently battling for the top spot in the rankings.



Date Event Athlete Media Status Position
2021 Jul 26
Tokyo Olympics [Men] JP Tokyo, Japan
Henri Schoeman Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games
South African
Did Not Finish
2021 Jun 12
Henri Schoeman Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games
South African
Finished 1st
2021 May 15
Henri Schoeman Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games
South African
Finished 41st
2021 Mar 21
SA National Championships ZA Maselspoort, South Africa
Henri Schoeman Bronze, 2016 Rio Olympic Games
South African
Finished 1st


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