• Home
  • News
  • Snowsill calls time on triathlon career

Snowsill calls time on triathlon career

11 July 2014

TRIATHLON: Australia's sole Olympic triathlon champion Emma Snowsill has officially called time on her storied career.

Snowsill, who won gold at the 2008 Beijing Games, said the decision to retire wasn't easy but believed now was the right time to bow out.

"Truthfully, my health has really struggled over the last four years," the 33-year-old wrote in a post on her website.

"Ultimately my body helped make the decision for me - that it didn't have what it needed to compete at the highest level on the world stage anymore.

"I have been a competitor all my life and have loved nothing more than the pressure of a big race and representing my country.

"Triathlon has been a huge part of my life and I will in some way always be connected to it, however now it feels right to explore life outside of only competing."

Snowsill is also a three-time world champion and won Commonwealth Games gold in Melbourne in 2006.

She is currently completing an online course in nutrition and will join Network Ten as an expert commentator for triathlon at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

After that she will attend the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China as an Athlete Role Model for triathlon. More on that here >>

AAP

Related News

Fernon wins the world’s longest and toughest horse race in record time

Fernon wins the world’s longest and toughest horse race in record time

18 August 2017

London 2012 Olympian Edward Fernon has added winning the gruelling Mongol Derby to his impressive list of achievements.

Taste of Tokyo for sailing World Champions

Taste of Tokyo for sailing World Champions

18 August 2017

World Champion sailors, Rio Olympic silver medalists Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan, will get a precious taste of the 2020 Games environment when they contest the 470 Class Japan Championships at Enoshima, starting on Friday.

Aussies through to Asia Cup semis

Aussies through to Asia Cup semis

18 August 2017

The Australian men's basketball team have put a four-day break behind them to overcome China 97-71 in the FIBA Asia Cup quarter-finals, advancing to Saturday's semi-finals despite having just ten healthy men on the roster.

Related Sports

Triathlon

Triathlon

Related Olympians

Emma Snowsill
Emma Snowsill

Emma Snowsill