• 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

High flying weekend as Australia reach Fed Cup final

High flying weekend as Australia reach Fed Cup final

23 April 2019

The red-hot Ash Barty and Sam Stosur teamed up to defeat Belarus in the deciding doubles match of the Fed Cup semifinal to send Australia to the final for the first time since 1993.

Tahli Moore - The curveball that changed my life

Tahli Moore - The curveball that changed my life

23 April 2019

Softballer Tahli Moore was on the cusp of reaching the prime of her career, before she was dealt both a career and life-threatening blow, leaving the game she loved, completely off-limits.

National Swimming Champs wrap up as legends go back in time

National Swimming Champs wrap up as legends go back in time

17 April 2019

The 2019 National Swimming Championships ended with a bang when Australian Olympians spanning several decades came together for the Legends Relay, finalising a record-breaking competition with some exciting nostalgia

Related Sports

Triathlon

Triathlon

Related Olympians

Emma Snowsill
Emma Snowsill

Emma Snowsill