Beijing bronze medallist Emma Moffatt will make Australian Olympic history by becoming the first triathlete to compete at three Olympic Games after she secured automatic nomination in her home-town of the Gold Coast.
Beginning triathlon at the age of 13, Moffatt followed in both her parents' footsteps as she rose through the junior ranks to come 4th and then 2nd at the 2005 and 2006 U/23 World Championships. She was named the Australian Triathlete of the Year in 2007 when she came runner-up in the World Cup series and 4th at the World Championships.
Engaged to kayaker Daniel Bowker
The Queensland-based triathlete rose to the top of the international ranks when she claimed back-to-back World Championship titles in 2009 and 2010. Her Beijing 2008 performance highlighted the strength of Australian female triathletes, as Emma Snowsill took home gold ahead of Moffatt in third. The 31-year-old will be looking to rectify her London 2012 performance in Rio after a heavy crash in the bike leg around Hyde Park forced her to withdraw from the event.
Moffatt will aim to continue the green and gold women’s triathlon legacy, with Australia winning a medal at every Olympics since Sydney 2000. Moffatt’s partner, sprint canoeist Daniel Bowker, is also on the 2016 Australian Olympic Team.
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Moree, NSW, Australia
Brisbane, QLD, Australia
- 2008 Beijing - 3rd (triathlon) 2012 London - DNF (triathlon)
- 7th - 2016 World Triathlon Series Gold Coast (Gold Coast, Australia)
- 1st - 2016 Oceania Championships (Gisborne, New Zealand)
- 2nd - 2016 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup (Mooloolaba, Australia))
- 12th - 2015 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final (Chicago, USA)
- 7th - 2015 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton (Edmonton, Canada)
- Winning the bronze medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
- Being crowned World Champion in 2009 & 2010
- Securing the bronze medal at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games team relay with Emma Jackson, Aaron Royle and Ryan Bailie
- Woolgoolga Primary School (NSW, Australia)
- Woolgoolga High School (NSW, Australia)
Primary Training Base
Gold Coast, Australia
Secondary Training Base
- Favourite food
- Mango, avocados, dark chocolate
- Favourite holiday destination
- Woolgoolga, NSW
- Star Sign
- I would spend my last $10 on
- Most Inspiring Olympic Performance?
- Cathy Freemen's 400m Gold, Sydney 2000