My Career -The Triathlete

A quick overview

image_resized.phpEmma Snowsill is recognized as the highest award winning woman in ITU Triathlon History. An Olympic, Commonwealth and triple World Champion, Emma has won the ITU World Cup 12 times and graced the podium a cool 23 times.

Dabbling in sports such as swimming, tennis, basketball, ballet and skiing throughout her childhood, Emma had her first foray into the world of triathlons at the age of 16 and from then on, she was hooked. Emma’s rise to the top of her sport was meteoric, winning her first National Age Title in 2000 and following it up soon after with a win at the World Champs in Perth later that year.

In 2001 Emma claimed gold at the Sydney Youth Olympic Festival, and the following year started racing on the open elite circuit in Europe and Asia. Competing predominately in the World Championship Series, Emma enjoyed competing and travelling the world doing triathlons.

Her sensational performance, bubbly personality and down-to-earth attitude at the 2008 Beijing Olympics made Emma a household name, and she represents the bright and exciting future of Australia’s Olympic champions.

After an injury and illness plagued 2009 season, Emma was back on the ITU world tour and finished 2010 with a superior win at the Grand Final in Budapest.

In 2009 Emma received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM).

In the years following Beijing , Emma struggled with her health immensely.  After contracting a virus and gastrointestinal parasites her immune system continued to plague her which caused a downward spiral of her results and the opportunity to represent her country at the London Olympics.

Having announced her retirement from professional competing, she is still avidly involved in Triathlon.  Commentating events, providing advice and seen as a mentor for the up and coming generation of athletes looking to reach the peak’s of their own sporting careers.

Career Highlights

Date Description
2011LAUREUS Ambassador
2009Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
2008Olympic Champion
2006Sports Star of the Year
2006World Champion
2006Commonwealth Champion
2005World Champion
2003World Champion