Female albino triathlete celebrates with her guide at the finish line

Susana Rodriguez Gacio



Susana Rodriguez captured her first major gold medal at the 2018 Grand Final in Gold Coast, Australia, and is aiming to build off that accomplishment at the 2019 edition in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

She is the leading athlete in the women’s PTVI category, going unbeaten in her last three international races entering Lausanne. 

Rodriguez was born with albinism and began running at age 10. She started her Para triathlon career in 2011 where she won consecutive gold medals at the ITU World Championship Series in both Madrid and London.

She competed at the Rio 2016 Paralympics, finished fifth but has progressively shown podium potential ahead of Tokyo 2020.


Unit Date Rank
Rio 2016 Paralympic Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Women PT5 Final Round 2016-09-11 5