Laura Lindemann won the last three world championships she's raced, represented Germany at the Olympics and tomorrow will race in front of a huge German crowd of fans at the World Triathlon Hamburg.
July 14, 2017 | PERSONALITY|
There's been a bit of talk around Hamburg about the fact that there will only be one German woman racing at the World Triathlon Hamburg tomorrow, but there's no doubt that one woman racing, Laura Lindemann, will be one to watch both on Saturday and in the future. Just 21 years of age, Lindemann won the world junior title for two years in a row, then won the U23 World Championship in Cozumel last September in her first year in that category. That's along with an appearance at the Olympics last year, where she finished 28th.
This year her results have included a 21st place finish at the World Triathlon Yokohama, a win at the Düsseldorf ETU Sprint triathlon and a runner-up finish to Non Stanford at the Chengdu World Cup, where she also managed to finish one spot ahead of Kirsten Kasper, the current WTS points leader.
Tomorrow Lindemann will look to try and improve on her ninth place finish from Hamburg a year ago, enjoying the home-country energy that will no-doubt come from the huge crowds that traditionally gather to watch the race. On Sunday she's hoping she'll be part of the Mixed Team relay (one can't imagine she wouldn't be) and will look to help her team improve on their bronze medal performance from last year.
We caught up with Lindemann after yesterday's press conference for a quick interview.