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Beijing Olympic triathlon gold medallist Emma Snowsill has had her plea for inclusion in this year’s Australian Olympic team dismissed by an independent Olympic Appeals Tribunal in Melbourne tonight. The three-member Tribunal heard grounds from Snowsill’s legal counsel who called the former and current chairs of the Triathlon Australia Elite Selection Committee (TAESC) Michelle Gallen [...]
We ran a poll on Trizone a couple of weeks ago to get some feedback from the Australian triathlon community. 474 people voted on who they wanted in the Australian Triathlon Team for the Olympics. It was interesting to watch the voting. Macca and Atkinson were the overwhelming favourites to fill the remaining two men’s [...]
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Great Britain’s Helen Jenkins continued her brilliant start to 2012 with a dominating run to crush the field in San Diego, in a race that had a huge impact on London Olympic qualification. After an eight-women bike breakaway put 2 minutes and 30 seconds on the first chase group coming out of T2, Jenkins and [...]
Emma Moffatt wins, Emma Jackson and Emma Snowsill round of the podium in Hamburg ITU World Championship Triathlon Series
It was an Emma of a day in Hamburg today as Australia’s triathlon trio Emma Moffatt, Emma Jackson and Emma Snowsill celebrated a triumphant and history-making ITU Dextro Energy Triathlon World Championship round in Hamburg. In what was arguably the first time in triathlon and maybe even world sporting history that three girls with the same christian name and from the same country shared the podium in a major World Championship round in any sport.
The Australian Team for this Weekend’s Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship round in Hamburg
In the lead up to this weekend’s ITU Dextro Energy Triathlon World Championship round in Hamburg, Australia’s National Head Coach Shaun Stephens, runs the microscope over the Australian team’s preparations as they continue their march towards the all-important London round on August 6 and 7. The majority of the Australian athletes are in Aix Le Bain in France while the VIS group is in northern Spain under coach Jonno Hall, and Olympic champion Emma Snowsill continues her preparations in Germany.
It’s not often they enter a Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship Series race and don’t make the podium but Beijing 2008 gold medallist Emma Snowsill and reigning ITU World Champion Emma Moffatt failed to reach it at home in Sydney. Snowsill had a rough swim leg and was out of contention from the start, while Moffatt faded to finish 13th. It’s the first time both are contesting the Madrid leg of the Dextro Energy Triathlon Series race, but if they are at their best, will be hard to beat. Also this weekend sees rising star Brendan Sexton race his second world championship race. With a win at Monterrey and a 4th in Sydney it will be great to see what he can do this weekend.
Canada’s Paula Findlay wins opening round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship in Sydney
Paula Findlay won the opening round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship in Sydney after a tight battle on the run the saw a group of 6 women leading for most of the run. Last years race winner, Chile’s Barbara Riveros Diaz was second after Findlay broke away with about 500m to go in the race. New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt was third.
It’s set to be a show-stopper as almost all of the top 20 triathletes in the world will line up on the starting grid. All but one of the men and women who made up the top-10 in last year’s final world rankings are on the start lists in Australia’s Harbour City, as well as last year’s winners Barbara Riveros Diaz of Chile and Bevan Docherty of New Zealand.
Reigning world champion Emma Moffatt will be joined by Olympic champion Emma Snowsill and last year’s rapidly emerging Under 23 world champion Emma Jackson in what will be an absorbing home soil battle. Rounding out a full strength Australian women’s team is the well-credentialed Annabel Luxford, Felicity Abram and Felicity Sheedy-Ryan. The Australian men’s team will again be headed by the ever-consistent Olympic duo of Brad Kahlefeldt and Courtney Atkinson. James Seear and Brendan Sexton.