Ryan Fisher

Ryan Fisher

Triathlon Schedule & Results

(Local) / 11:00 AM 18 Aug (Rio)
Men

1:48:34 (24th)


Alistair Brownlee (GBR)
Jonathan Brownlee (GBR)
Henri Schoeman (RSA)

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Athlete Biography

Ryan Fisher is set to make his Olympic debut in the men’s triathlon after an explosive start to the 2016 season.

A keen soccer player during his school years, Fisher was introduced to the sport of triathlon at age 12 but claimed out of all the sports he played growing up, triathlon was his least favourite. At the end of his Year 12 studies, Fisher seriously considered moving overseas to play football but picked triathlon instead and hasn’t looked back.

At the end of the 2014 season, Fisher had planned to retire from the sport. After being selected in the elite team for World Championships, the 25-year-old fell ill and couldn’t compete. After three months off Fisher re-assessed and came back, more determined than ever claiming the third ITU Triathlon World Cup of the 2015 season in Chengdu, China.

Fisher finished only one place behind Ryan Bailie in fourth at the 2016 World Triathlon Series race on the Gold Coast, which doubled as an automatic qualification event for the first Aussie to cross the line in the top ten.

Hailing from Kenmore Hills in Brisbane, Fisher says his first Olympic memory was Michael Klim winning Gold in the Sydney Olympics.

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Olympic Information

  • Rio 2016 will be Olympic debut

Recent Performances

  • 13th – 2016 ITU World Triathlon Series Yokohama (Yokohama, Japan)
  • 5th - 2016 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast (Gold Coast, Australia)
  • 4th - 2016 OTU Triathlon Oceania Championships (Gisborne, New Zealand)
  • 12th- 2016 ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
  • 1st - 2016 ITU OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Cup (Kinloch, New Zealand)

Career Highlights

  • Winning my first World Cup in Ishigaki, Japan.
  • Winning the Chengdu World Cup in China after a 3 month break from the sport.

Education

  • Primary
    Kenmore and Indooroopilly State School, QLD Australia.
  • Secondary
    Ipswich Grammar 2004, Marist College Ashgrove 05-08.

Training

  • Coach
    Shaun Stephens - (2015 - current)
  • Institute/Academy
    Triathlon Australia
  • Primary Training Base
    Brisbane - Australia
  • Secondary Training Base
    Girona - Spain

Q&A

Favourite food
Peri Peri Chicken Pizza!
Favourite holiday destination
Hamilton Island, QLD or Samoa for a surf trip.
Favourite music
Ben Harper / acousitc or majority of Aussie Hip hop.
Dream car
Mercedes Benz G-Wagon
Personal Motto
'Fear none, respect all'
Star Sign
Aries
I would spend my last $10 on
Cadbury Marvelous creartions family block!
If I could try another Olympic sport it would be
Kayaking
Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
Michael Klim winning Gold in the Sydney Olympics.
First Olympic Memory?
Steven Bradbury!
Most Influential person in your career/life
My parents
Why this sport?
Because it's a way that everyday I can push myself harder than I ever thought.