Olympic Faces: Lisa Nordén

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Olympic Faces: Lisa Nordén

Photo: Frankie Fouganthin
Photo: Frankie Fouganthin

As the world’s best athletes compete in Rio for the Summer Olympics, Umgås will highlight some of Sweden’s best and brightest.

Today, we take a look at Lisa Nordén.

Sport – Triathlete

Vitals – 31 years old…from Kristianstad, Sweden…2012 silver medalist…winner of 2012 Triathlon World Series

Why You Should Watch – Nordén claimed the silver medal, falling just short in the London Games in a photo finish. Although not a favorite this time around, it’s worth noting that her times leading up to the 2012 games were similar to hear times leading up to Rio.

Oh, so close – Here’s video of the photo finish that landed Nordén the silver instead of a gold.

Fun Facts – Nordén rode horses growing up and was a nation pick to compete in Rio after not qualifying through qualifying events.

Getting Social – Nordén is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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