Olivia Mathias

Olivia, who is based in Loughborough, represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and 2022, racing as part of the Welsh team that claimed silver in Birmingham.

That result was one of many impressive performances during the season for Olivia, a season which also saw her win Europe Triathlon Cup gold in Kitzbühel and secure top-five finishes at four events, including bronze at World Triathlon Cup Miyazaki.

Having raced to silver and seventh in Arena Games at the start of 2023, injury and illness impacted Olivia’s season. However, she still managed to claim 12th place in the European Championships and 11th at World Triathlon Cup Rome. She then ended the year by finishing fifth in the Super League Triathlon Championship Series.

Originally from Newark area of Nottinghamshire, Olivia is a member of the UK Sport Lottery Funded World Class Programme and trains in Loughborough. She completed her A levels in June 2017 at the Girls Grammar School in Grantham and started at Loughborough University in October 2017 studying Industrial Design.

Her first triathlon was completed on a mountain bike in Nottingham and she then joined 4Life Tri Club. She credits a 4Life training camp in the Alps with having established her cycling skills. She joined the East Midlands Academy at the age of 12 and was invited to be part of the England Talent Squad in 2012.

Recording her first gold medal in 2014 at the Penza ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships. Olivia’s medal-winning form continued into the following year with a silver in the Youth European Championship at Banyoles and a first place finish at Tiszaújváros. In 2016, Olivia competed in her first Grand Final. She travelled to Portugal and returned with a silver medal for her involvement with Great Britain’s Mixed U23-Junior Relay team.

Major Results

Date Event Position
24th Mar 2024 2024 World Triathlon Cup Hong Kong 7th
25th Feb 2024 2024 World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Napier 5th
24th Feb 2024 2024 World Triathlon Cup Napier 3rd
7th Oct 2023 2023 World Triathlon Cup Rome 11th
24th Sep 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Finals Pontevedra 32nd
17th Aug 2023 2023 World Triathlon Olympic Games Test Event Paris DNS
29th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland 23rd
4th Jun 2023 2023 Europe Triathlon Championships Madrid 12th
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 5th
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 8th
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 7th
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 7th
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 7th
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 6th
7th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 2nd
7th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 3rd
7th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 1st
12th Mar 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Series Sursee powered by Zwift 4th
12th Mar 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Series Sursee powered by Zwift 3rd
12th Mar 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Series Sursee powered by Zwift 2nd
12th Mar 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Series Sursee powered by Zwift 1st
12th Mar 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Series Sursee powered by Zwift 2nd
12th Mar 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Series Sursee powered by Zwift 2nd
12th Mar 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Series Sursee powered by Zwift 2nd
12th Mar 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Series Sursee powered by Zwift 2nd
12th Mar 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Series Sursee powered by Zwift 2nd
29th Oct 2022 2022 World Triathlon Cup Miyazaki 3rd
15th Oct 2022 2022 World Triathlon Cup Tongyeong 9th
11th Sep 2022 2022 World Triathlon Cup Karlovy Vary 4th
28th Aug 2022 2022 World Triathlon Cup Bergen 5th
31st Jul 2022 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2nd
29th Jul 2022 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games 7th
2nd Jul 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Premium Cup Holten 3rd
18th Jun 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup Kitzbühel 1st
18th Jun 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup Kitzbühel 1st
18th Jun 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup Kitzbühel 5th
18th Jun 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup Kitzbühel 5th
17th Jun 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup Kitzbühel 1st
17th Jun 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup Kitzbühel 5th
10th Oct 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Barcelona 3rd
19th Sep 2021 HAMBURG WASSER 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg 6th
18th Sep 2021 HAMBURG WASSER 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg 12th
14th Aug 2021 Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal 29th
14th Aug 2021 Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal 29th
13th Aug 2021 Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal 29th
13th Aug 2021 Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal 8th
18th Jul 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros 1st
18th Jul 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros 1st
18th Jul 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros 1st
17th Jul 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Cup Tiszaujvaros 10th
20th Jun 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel 1st
19th Jun 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel 5th
19th Jun 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel 5th
18th Jun 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel 4th
18th Jun 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel 5th
18th Jun 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Sprint and Relay Championships Kitzbühel 2nd
6th Jun 2021 AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds 25th
20th Aug 2020 2020 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton 6th
14th Mar 2020 2020 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup 19th
1st Sep 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 2nd
30th Aug 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 2nd
14th Jul 2019 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup 8th
13th Jul 2019 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup 4th
13th Jul 2019 2019 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup 8th
2nd Jun 2019 2019 Weert ETU Triathlon European Championships 6th
31st May 2019 2019 Weert ETU Triathlon European Championships 8th
18th May 2019 2019 Olsztyn ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup 1st
5th May 2019 2019 Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup 6th
24th Mar 2019 2019 Huelva ETU Triathlon European Cup and Iberoamerican Championships 4th
21st Oct 2018 2018 Eilat ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships 2nd
20th Oct 2018 2018 Eilat ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships 3rd
16th Sep 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast 4th
14th Sep 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast 13th
18th Aug 2018 2018 Lausanne ITU Triathlon World Cup 26th
20th Jul 2018 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships 5th
17th Jun 2018 2018 Antwerp ITU Triathlon World Cup 49th
2nd Jun 2018 2018 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup 23rd
7th Apr 2018 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 6th
15th Sep 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 6th
5th Aug 2017 2017 Malmö ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup 5th
23rd Jul 2017 2017 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 3rd
22nd Jul 2017 2017 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 4th
16th Jun 2017 2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships 5th
17th Sep 2016 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel 2nd
16th Sep 2016 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel 17th
2nd Jul 2016 2016 Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 1st
28th May 2016 2016 Lisbon ETU Triathlon European Championships 14th
3rd Apr 2016 2016 Quarteira ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup DNF
8th Aug 2015 2015 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 1st
8th Aug 2015 2015 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 11th
26th Jul 2015 2015 Banyoles ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships 2nd
12th Jul 2015 2015 Geneva ETU Triathlon European Championships 7th
4th Jul 2015 2015 Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 11th
22nd Mar 2015 2015 Quarteira ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 12th
29th Jun 2014 2014 Penza ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships 1st
17th May 2014 2014 Weert ETU Triathlon European YOG Qualifier 29th

Olivia was added to the World Class Performance Programme for the 2018 season having achieved some impressive junior results in 2017, including sixth at the ITU World Championships in Rotterdam. In 2018 she stepped up to U23 level and won individual and Mixed Relay medals at European U23 level to finish a successful 2018 season. She was part of the Wales Mixed Relay Team that finished 6th at the Commonwealth Games in April. The following year, Olivia secured two silver medals in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final at Lausanne in the U23 Women Individual and the Mixed U23-Junior Relay races.

Despite an enforced break from international competition due to the pandemic, 2021 was another year of consistency and progression for Olivia, including mixed relay gold and her World Triathlon Championship Series debut. AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds was Olivia’s first WTCS event, finishing 25th in a competitive field. After her debut in Leeds, Olivia made her second World Triathlon Championship Series appearance in Hamburg, Germany, including representing Great Britain in the mixed relay.

Olivia continued her form continued into 2022, finishing all of her eight races inside the top-ten, including individual (seventh) and mixed relay (second) races at Birmingham 2022.

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