Now that the dust has settled following Saturday’s showdown in Hyde Park, we thought we’d take a look around Twitter (apparently the social network of choice for athletes at this Olympics) to see what the main contenders – and those associated with the race – made of it all. There was a mixed bag of reactions, with Nicola Spirig’s coach, Brett Sutton, undoubtedly taking the accolade for best reaction Tweet of the day.
Nicola Spirig: Olympic Champion!!!!! Still can’t believe it!!! thanks so much for all the messages and support! Very very happy
Lisa Norden: I am completely overwhelmed! What a day – what a feeling. Thank you so much for all the messages and congratulations!!!
Helen Jenkins: Thanks so much for all the support I have received!I gave it everything today.Massive congratulations @NicolaSpirig @erindensham @lisanorden
Daniela Ryf: Gutted bout my personal race. Most terrible swim, tried all i had on bike but couldn’t close the gap.Thanks for the support on the course.
Paula Findlay: Sadder than I’ve ever been. Thanks for the love. Life goes on.
Lucy Hall: Flagging now, thank u everyone for the support today &well done to @heljinx @VixHolland ur brilliant team mates so proud to race alongside u
Sarah Groff: Thanks for all of the sweet messages! Getting 4th at the Games is bittersweet, but I can certainly hold my head high after fighting for it
Flora Duffy: One crash and one mechanical and my Olympic dream ended in heartache. Thanks for all the support.
And a few comments from athletes and coaches who weren’t racing…
Liz Blatchford: So happy for @NicolaSpirig brilliant athlete and great person. So deserving and gutsy. @trisutto has had a woman last 3 Oly podiums. #legend
Hunter Kemper: WOW!!! That was the greatest finish I have ever seen! UNBELIEVABLE!!! #triathlon has arrived on a world stage! BRILLIANT!
Simon Whitfield: Very happy for Nicola, Lisa and Erin. Well deserved, what a race. #whatasport
Darren Smith: V proud of all my ladies today: everyone fought w everything they had, luck or no luck, no difference. Great team & dream athls – happy days
Chris McCormack: Lisa Norden u r my idol. Told you! Told you! Never met a girl as tough as u. #Stoked
Brett Sutton: The2athletes deserve all the alcolades it was a race fit4the triathlon gods, lisa was perfect and nic shit, went too early, she pay for dat
Brett Sutton: Need to clarify what I meant is she blinked first and went too early , she should have waited and let lisa lead out