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Natalie Van Coevorden

Age

31

Place of Birth

Campbelltown, NSW

Hometown

Campbelltown, NSW

Senior Club

The Triathlon Squad

Coach

Paulo Sousa

Olympic History

Paris 2024

 

Natalie's Story

Natalie Van Coevorden competed in both swimming and cross country during her high school days, sometimes swimming up to nine times a week for training. In 2010 Natalie finished fourth at the Australian National Schools Triathlon, kickstarting her career in the sport.

Now training full-time in Wollongong and Vitoria in Spain, Natalie competed at her first international triathlon events in 2011, racing in various competitions across Oceania and Asia, finishing with several gold and silver medals.

A year later in 2012 Natalie competed at her first World Triathlon Series (WTS) race in her home city Sydney. Natalie ended the race finishing 39th.

In 2013 she got her first international podium finish of her career, finishing third at the Triathlon World Cup in Tongyeong. 

From 2015 to 2017 Natalie consistently raced across the world in various triathlon series, most notably finishing fourth at the 2017 World Cup in Madrid.

In 2018 Natalie won her first WTS medal in Abu Dhabi after finishing third. Later that same year and the next in 2019, Natalie won more medals, a silver and bronze at the Mixed Relay World Championships in Hamburg in respective years. Natalie also reached her highest WTS ranking in mid-2018, sitting at 11th.

Due to the suspended races caused by the pandemic, Natalie was not able to compete and in turn she unfortunately did not qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.

However, in 2022 Natalie made her Commonwealth Games debut, finishing with a bronze medal in the triathlon mixed team relay. Natalie also finished 14th in the women's individual triathlon race.

In the last two years, Natalie has consistently raced all over the globe, competing in World Cups, World Championships and more. Ranked 54th on the WTS rankings as of June 2024, Natalie was Oceania's top ranked triathlete on the standings.

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