Portuguese athlete Joao Silva finished the 2012 International Triathlon Union World Cup in 9th place. In 2011 he had finished 13th overall and in 2010 he recorded the best result ever of a male Triathlete: 5th place Despite only finishing 21st in the last race held in Auckland, New Zealand, under very cold and damp weather, João Silva still managed to keep inside the Top 10.
The Auckland event was won by Spaniard Javier Gomez that nonetheless did not manage to improve from 2nd place overall in the World Cup final classification. João Silva, an athlete of ‘Sporting Clube de Portugal’, has won twice the under-23 European Title, the last in 2010,and was 9th in his first Olympic Games
in London 2012. The 2012 Triathlon’s World Cup was won by the first time by british Jonathan Brownlee. Jonathan was Bronze Medalist in London Olympic games, and curiously, his brother, Alistair Brownlee, a former winner of the Triathlon’s World Cup in 2009 and 2011, took Gold in the Olympics (Javier Gomez took the silver). The Women’s World Cup was won by swedish lady Lisa Norden.