Sophie Coldwell

Sophie, who is based in Loughborough, has represented Team England at the Commonwealth Games, winning mixed relay gold in Birmingham, and has achieved several medal winning performances in World Triathlon and Europe Triathlon Championships.

She earned her first World Triathlon Championship Series win in 2023 when she topped the podium in Yokohama, Japan, having raced to silver in the first race of the 2023 series in Abu Dhabi where she finished behind compatriot Beth Potter.

She is originally from Gravesend, Kent but grew up in Keyworth, Nottingham, where she was a member of Charnwood Athletics Club and Nottingham Leander Swimming Club. She moved to Loughborough to attend university and graduated in 2017 with a 2:1 in Human Biology. She now trains at Loughborough under coach, Adam Elliott.

Sophie got into triathlon by her mum entering her into a local event in Clifton (Nottingham) when she was eight years old. She has gone on to win junior and U23 medals at the international level before breaking into senior success in 2017.

2017 was a big year with her first global medal, bronze in the U23 event at the ITU World Championships in Rotterdam, and a fourth-place finish on the ITU World Triathlon Series in Yokohama. She also finished second to Jess Learmonth at the 2017 ETU European standard distance championships in Kitzbühel. Sophie represented Team England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and finished sixth.

Sophie enjoyed a medal winning 2019 with the Brit taking gold at the Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup. Sophie was part of the British Mixed Relay team that won gold in Nottingham and silver in Edmonton. Sophie recorded a top ten finish at the Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event alongside Vicky Holland and Non Stanford.

With racing limited in 2020 due to the pandemic, Sophie returned to the international circuit in 2021, securing a number of top-10 finishes including podium places at the World Triathlon Championship Series events in Leeds and Abu Dhabi. Racing at AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Leeds, Sophie raced on British soil to share the podium with compatriot, Jess Learmonth, where she won bronze. After a seventh-place finish at the 2021 World Triathlon Championship Finals in Edmonton, Canada, Sophie ended her season with another medal-winning performance at a World Championship Series event, claiming bronze in Abu Dhabi.

Major Results

Date Event Position
25th May 2024 2024 World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari - Elite Women 7th
14th Apr 2024 2024 Europe Triathlon Cup Melilla - Elite Women 3rd
24th Sep 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Finals Pontevedra - Elite Women 7th
17th Aug 2023 2023 World Triathlon Olympic Games Test Event Paris - Elite Women 20th
16th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Hamburg - Mixed Relay 14th
24th Jun 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal - Elite Women 13th
13th May 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama - Elite Women 1st
3rd Mar 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi - Elite Women 2nd
25th Nov 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Finals Abu Dhabi - Elite Women 11th
6th Nov 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Bermuda - Elite Women 22nd
8th Oct 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari - Elite Women 7th
31st Jul 2022 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games - Mixed Relay 1st
29th Jul 2022 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games - Elite Women 4th
26th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal - Mixed Relay 2nd
25th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal - Final Women. Stage 1 10th
25th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal - Elite Women 7th
25th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal - Final Women. Stage 2 8th
25th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal - Final Women. Stage 3 7th
24th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal - Qualifier 1 Elite Women 4th
24th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal - Rankings Only Female 7th
12th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds - Mixed Relay 2nd
11th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds - Elite Women 3rd
5th Nov 2021 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi - Elite Women 3rd
14th Aug 2021 Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal - Final Women. Stage 3 7th
14th Aug 2021 Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal - Rankings Only Female 7th
14th Aug 2021 Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal - Final Women. Stage 1 13th
14th Aug 2021 Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal - Final Women. Stage 2 8th
13th Aug 2021 Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal - Qualifier 2 Elite Women 5th
13th Aug 2021 Groupe Copley 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal - Elite Women 7th
6th Jun 2021 AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds - Elite Women 3rd
15th May 2021 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama - Elite Women 6th
22nd Aug 2020 2020 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton - Elite Women 7th
31st Aug 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne - Elite Women 13th
15th Aug 2019 2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event - Elite Women 9th
21st Jul 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Edmonton - Mixed Relay 2nd
20th Jul 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton - Elite Women 15th
6th Jul 2019 2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon - Elite Women 14th
15th Jun 2019 2019 Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Nottingham - Mixed Relay 1st
9th Jun 2019 2019 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds - Elite Women 9th
18th May 2019 2019 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup - Elite Women 1st
5th May 2019 2019 Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup - Elite Women 4th
16th Sep 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast - Mixed U23-Junior Relay 4th
15th Sep 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast - Elite Women 27th
25th Aug 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Montreal - Elite Women 24th
20th Jul 2018 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships - Elite Women 1st
8th Jul 2018 2018 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup - Elite Women 1st
7th Jul 2018 2018 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup - Semifinal 2 Elite Women 1st
7th Jul 2018 2018 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup - Rankings Only Female 1st
10th Jun 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Leeds - Elite Women 12th
5th Apr 2018 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games - Elite Women 6th
2nd Mar 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi - Elite Women 26th
16th Sep 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam - U23 Women 3rd
16th Jul 2017 2017 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships - 4xMixed Relay 4th
15th Jul 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg - Elite Women 11th
18th Jun 2017 2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships - 4xMixed Relay 5th
16th Jun 2017 2017 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships - Elite Women 2nd
13th May 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama - Elite Women 4th
7th May 2017 2017 Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup - Final Elite Women 6th
7th May 2017 2017 Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup - Rankings Only Female 6th
6th May 2017 2017 Chengdu ITU Triathlon World Cup - Semifinal 1 Elite Women 3rd
1st Apr 2017 2017 Quarteira ETU Triathlon European Cup - Elite Women 1st
15th Oct 2016 2016 Alanya ETU Final Triathlon European Cup - Elite Women 3rd
16th Sep 2016 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel - U23 Women 6th
16th Jul 2016 2016 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg - Elite Women 44th
19th Jun 2016 2016 Burgas ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships - 4xMixed Relay U23 2nd
18th Jun 2016 2016 Burgas ETU Triathlon U23 European Championships - U23 Women 2nd
8th Aug 2015 2015 Tiszaujvaros ITU Triathlon World Cup - Semifinal 1 Elite Women DNF
26th Jul 2015 2015 GBR Sprint Triathlon National Championships - Elite Women 1st
18th Jul 2015 2015 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg - Elite Women 47th
31st May 2015 2015 ITU World Triathlon London - Elite Women 27th
10th May 2015 2015 Madrid ETU Triathlon European Cup - Elite Women 3rd
29th Mar 2015 2015 GBR Sprint Duathlon National Championships - Elite Women 5th
5th Oct 2014 2014 Cozumel ITU Triathlon World Cup - Elite Women 53rd
1st Sep 2014 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton - 4xMixed Relay U23 and Junior 1st
29th Aug 2014 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton - Junior Women 4th
19th Jul 2014 2014 Geneva ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Junior Women 1st
22nd Jun 2014 2014 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships - 4xMixed Relay Junior 3rd
20th Jun 2014 2014 Kitzbühel ETU Triathlon European Championships - Junior Women 6th
30th Mar 2014 2014 GBR Sprint Duathlon National Championships - Junior Women 2nd
12th Sep 2013 2013 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final London - Junior Women 27th
31st Aug 2013 2013 Eton Dorney ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Junior Women 3rd
11th Aug 2013 2013 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Final Junior Women 2nd
10th Aug 2013 2013 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Semifinal 2 Junior Women 5th
19th Jan 2013 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival - 4xMixed Relay 3rd
18th Jan 2013 2013 Australian Youth Olympic Festival - Youth Women 8th
21st Oct 2012 2012 Barfoot and Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final Auckland - Junior Women 15th
1st Sep 2012 2012 Aguilas ETU Triathlon U23 and Youth European Championships - Team Relay Youth Women 3rd
29th Jul 2012 2012 Tabor ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Junior Women 3rd
20th Apr 2012 2012 Eilat ETU Triathlon European Championships - Junior Women 4th
1st Apr 2012 2012 Quarteira ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Junior Women 4th
13th Aug 2011 2011 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Final Junior Women 1st
13th Aug 2011 2011 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup - Semifinal 1 Junior Women 3rd

2022 was another year of consistent performances for Sophie, who became Commonwealth champion when representing Team England at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, winning gold in the mixed relay after a fourth place finish in the women's race. Her success in Birmingham followed a medal winning weekend at AJ Bell 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds, securing individual bronze before mixed relay silver a day later. Sophie was also part of the Great Britain mixed relay team which secured Olympic qualification to Paris 2024 with silver at the World Triathlon Mixed Relay Championships in Montreal.IFrame

En-route to finishing fifth in the overall 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series standings, Sophie secured a gold medal, silver medal and seventh-place finish, as well as three top-20s.

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