Emma Snowsill

Emma Snowsill

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Emma Snowsill
Event Triathlon
Height 5'9" (175 cm)
Weight 126 lbs (57 kg)
Nationality Australia& New Zealand (dual)
Born June 15, 1981 at Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Coach Craig Walton
Denis Cottrell (swimming)

Emma Snowsill is an Australian triathlete who won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Snowsill's very first formal swim lessons started when she was only 18 months of age and she has been a water-baby ever since. At age 16 Snowsill entered a team triathlon at nearby Noosa, in the swim leg only and immediately became ‘hooked’ by the excitement of it all. Shortly afterwards she entered another relay event, this time in both the swim & the run legs. These experiences led her to seek a triathlon coach. Under the expert eye of Tri Coach Jenny Alcorn Emma took her first lessons riding on a race bike with cycle shoes when she did a slow motion sideways fall at a traffic light, both feet still firmly clipped to her pedals…

After graduating High School having already competed in a variety of small local events, she eventually progressing to her first Olympic distance Triathlon. She had enrolled in University and completed her first years study towards a Bachelor of Health Science when she won the National Triathlon Championship & received the female “Triathlete of the Year 2000 Award”, in the16 to 19 years age category. Shortly afterwards, competing for Australia, she won her first World Champion title in her age group at Perth.[1]

Career highlights

  • Winner of Gold Medal; Beijing OLYMPIC GAMES Women’s Triathlon. (2008)
  • Winner of Gold Medal; Commonwealth Games Women’s Triathlon (2006)
  • Winner of Gold Medal; Sydney Youth Olympic Triathlon (2001)
  • Winner of Gold Medals; at 3 ITU Women’s World Championships (2003, 2005, 2006)
  • Winner of Gold Medal; 16-19 years ITU Women’s World Championship (2000)
  • Winner of eight ITU World Cup Triathlons. (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Winner of sixteen World Cup Podium medals (2003,2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
  • Winner of Australian Olympic Distance Woman’s Championship (2005)
  • Winner of ITU Oceania / South Pacific Championship.( 2006)
  • Winner of four Noosa International Triathlons. (2003, 2004, 2005, 2007)
  • Winner of three Los Angeles City Triathlons. (2004, 2006, 2007)
  • Winner of two Chicago City Triathlons. (2004, 2007)
  • Winner of two New York City Triathlons. (2006, 2007)
  • Winner of ‘US Grand Slam Triathlon Series’ Texas, USA. (2007)[2]

External links


  1. http://www.emma-snowsill.com/biography.html Retrieved 2008-12-13.
  2. http://www.emma-snowsill.com/accolades.html Retrieved 2008-12-13.