Australian Emma Snowsill swims, cycles and runs to Olympic victory, securing the first triathlon gold medal for her country. At the start of the final leg, Snowsill puts distance between herself and the other competitors to claim the Olympic title in 1:58:27.66, crossing the finish line over a minute ahead of Vanessa Fernandes. Emma Moffatt receives the bronze medal. Triathlon Women's Final - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games - Emma Snowsill (AUS), Vanessa Fernandes (POR), Emma Moffatt (AUS)
In a combined two-run time of 1:59.83, Swiss Maya Pedersen claims the first gold medal for her country at these Games. British Shelley Rudman of Great Britain secures the silver medal finishing just 1.23 seconds after Pedersen. Mellisa Hollingsworth of Canada claims the bronze medal, finishing 1.58 seconds after the winning time. Skeleton Women's Final - Turin 2006 Winter Olympics - Maya Pedersen (SUI), Shelley Rudman (GBR), M. Hollingsworth-Richards (CAN).