In 2004, at the age of 13, Emma competed in her first triathlon, going into the event with no biking experience at all. Unfortunately she didn’t have any experience with changing gears so completed the whole race in the same gear. Needless to say she found the bike leg extremely difficult and thought the sport might not be for her.
Twelve months later she decided to give it another go but knew that she had to improve her bike skills so she started training with coach Steve Moss. After a year of training and learning plenty of new skills, Emma was selected in the Australian team to compete at the 2007 World Junior championships in Hamburg (Germany) where she placed 24th. The following two years also saw her selected for the Australian Junior team competing in 2008 at Vancouver (Canada) and 2009 at Gold Coast (Australia) where she placed 5th and 2nd respectively.
2009 was a very successful year for her as she was named Australian Junior triathlete of the year and won the prestigious Noosa triathlon being the youngest person to do so at the age of 18.
In 2010 despite still being eligible for another year in the junior ranks, she decided to step up from the sprint distance to the Olympic distance and compete in the U23 category.
2011 saw her compete in her first full season at the elite level and 2012 was all about the London Olympics, and the second youngest competitor in the field being and came an incredible 8th place, running with the leaders until the final half of the run.
2014 was about the Commonwealth Games, placing 5th (first Australian) in the individual race and bronze in the Triathlon Team Relay event.
Since then, Emma has had a number of successful races, including a gold medal at the 2017 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup and another gold at the 2017 Kinloch OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Championships.
- Winner at the 2017 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup;
- Winner at the 2017 Kinloch OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Championships;
- 35th place at the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama;
- 5th place at the 2016 Salinas ITU Triathlon World Cup;
- 8th place at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton; and
- 10th place at the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Hamburg.
22017 Weihai ITU Triathlon World Cup 30 Sep, 2017 - Elite Women - 02:10:37
302017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 14 Sep, 2017 - Elite Women - 02:08:29
52017 Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup 03 Sep, 2017 - Elite Women - 02:05:27
352017 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 13 May, 2017 - Elite Women - 02:03:47
DNF2017 ITU World Triathlon Gold Coast 08 Apr, 2017 - Elite Women - DNF
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