Vincent Luis

Vincent Luis came tantalisingly close to winning France’s first Olympic medal in triathlon in Rio, but his real breakthrough came in the following years as he rose up to become the 2019 triathlon world champion – the first Frenchman to win in the series format.

After a year of racing disrupted by a global pandemic, he defended the world title in a single-day race in Hamburg. Rising through the challenge like the Pho3nix he is, despite suffering from a leg injury in the lead-up to the Tokyo Olympics he finally made good on claiming France’s first Olympic medal in triathlon by helping clinch the bronze medal in the mixed relay.

Vincent has set his eyes on winning gold at home as France hosts the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.

Birthdate: June 27, 1989
Birth Place: Vesoul, France
Residence: Vesoul, France

Stats/Achievements

  • Bronze, Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 Mixed Relay
  • 2x Triathlon World Champion 2019, 2020
  • Super League Triathlon Series Champion 2018-2019
  • 2x Gold, ITU Mixed Relay World Championships 2018, 2019
  • Gold, ITU Grand Final Gold Coast 2018
  • Gold, ITU Grand Final Rotterdam 2017
  • 7th, Rio Olympic Games 2016
  • 23x World Triathlon Wins
  • 45x World Triathlon Podiums
  • European Sprint Champion 2016
  • French Short Distance Champion 2018
  • French National Champion 2013
  • French U23 National Champion 2010
  • Junior World Champion 2008
  • Junior European Champion 2008

Interesting fact: Vincent has a chest tattoo with the words “Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum” which is Latin for “If you want peace, prepare for war.” It is usually interpreted to mean “peace through strength.”

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