Henri Schoeman

  • South Africa
  • Born: 1991
Biography

South Africa’s Henri Schoeman started competing in the Elite Men’s field in 2013, already packing one of the strongest and most consistent swims in international professional triathlon. After his first race in San Diego, Henri set to work on his weaknesses, and in his next outing at WTS Yokohama managed to place 6th. Kitzbuhel was up next and Henri shocked the world by finishing 4th on what was dubbed one of the very toughest courses on the circuit.

In 2014, despite a season plagued with injuries, Henri still managed to be crowned African Champion, win Mixed Relay silver at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and gold at the Tongyeong World Cup. Consistency returned the following year with seven top-10 finishes in 10 WTS events, that form carrying over into Rio 2016 where the South African landed Olympic bronze on Copacabana Beach before scoring a first WTS gold at the 2016 ITU Grand Final Cozumel. .

2017 saw two silver medals and five Top 10 races throughout the season, and a top-10 final ranking, which became seventh in 2018 thanks to an all-out, start-to-finish victory at WTS Abu Dhabi. Commonwealth Games gold followed on the Gold Coast.

When Henri is not training, racing, eating or sleeping, he enjoys spending time relaxing at home in Durban, South Africa with his parents, his girlfriend, Franzel and their 2 dogs and rabbits.

Recent Highlights:

• 2nd at 2018 Cape Town ITU Triathlon World Cup
• 1st at 2018 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi
• 1st at 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
• 8th at 2018 ITU World Triathlon Bermuda
• 6th at 2018 ITU World Triathlon Montreal
• 6th at 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast

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Latest Athlete Results
4
2019 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds
09 Jun, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:45:31
2
2019 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
18 May, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:43:24
15
2019 MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda
27 Apr, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:52:09
1
2019 Durban ATU Triathlon Premium African Cup
24 Mar, 2019 - Elite Men - 01:53:24
15
2019 Daman World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Abu Dhabi
09 Mar, 2019 - Mixed Relay - 00:20:17
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4
2019 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds
2019-06-08 - Elite Men - 01:45:31
2
2019 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama
2019-05-18 - Elite Men - 01:43:24
15
2019 MS Amlin World Triathlon Bermuda
2019-04-27 - Elite Men - 01:52:09
7
2019 Daman World Triathlon Abu Dhabi
2019-03-08 - Elite Men - 00:52:17
6
2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast
2018-09-12 - Elite Men - 01:45:06
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1
2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
2018-04-05 - Elite Men - 00:52:31
3
2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games
2016-08-18 - Elite Men - 01:45:43
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Henri
Family Name Schoeman
Representing RSA
Year of Birth 1991
Place of Birth Vereeniging, South Africa
Residence Durban, South Africa
Coach Head Coach: Joe Schoeman Swimming Coach: Alisdair Hatfield
Sponsors HUUB Design, FINIS, Swift Carbon, Asics, Oakley, Schwalbe, Prime HPI, CeramicSpeed, Thanyapura Phuket
Hobbies Video Editing Reading Surfing
Website http://www.henrischoeman.com/
Twitter @H_Schoeman
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Henri's next event
28 - 29 Jun, 2019
2019 Groupe Copley World Triathlon Montreal
Montreal, Canada • Start List
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