Emily Batty

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Emily Batty
Emily Batty, Trek Factory Racing, 2013 (bright).jpg
Emily Batty in 2013
Personal information
Full name Emily Batty
Nationality Canadian
Born (1988-06-16) June 16, 1988 (age 26)
Brooklin, Ontario, Canada
Height 161 centimetres (5 ft 3 in)[1]
Weight 48 kilograms (106 lb)[1]
Life partner(s) Adam Morka
Website www.emilybatty.com
Sport
Country Canada
Sport MTB/Cross
Team Trek Factory Racing
Coached by Adam Morka
Updated on August 4, 2014.

Emily Batty (born 16 June 1988 in Brooklin, Ontario) is a Canadian cross-country mountain biker.[2][3][1][4] Batty was the silver medalist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Career[edit]

Batty started racing in 1999 and raced in the Canada Cup Series by 2001.[5]

At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she competed with a broken collar bone and bruised shoulders in the Women's cross-country at Hadleigh Farm, finishing in 24th place.[4] After the Olympics Emily broke through onto the podium at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. There she finished second on the podium behind teammate Catharine Pendrel.[6] Following the race Pendrel said "I knew from training and the nationals that Emily was on fire, so I'm proud she got silver."[6]

Personal[edit]

Batty grew up in a racing family. She has two older brothers and a younger sister, all of whom race. During her competitions, Batty wears a pearl necklace discovered among her mother's jewelry when she was 11 years old.[1] As of 2013, Batty is racing on the team Trek Factory Racing.[3] She is coached by Adam Morka, who is also her fiancé.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Emily Batty". olympic.ca. Archived from the original on 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Canada’s Emily Batty wins bronze in World Cup mountain biking event". The Globe and Mail. 15 June 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Emily Batty". cyclingnews.com. 2013. Archived from the original on 19 November 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  4. ^ a b George, Sue (11 August 2012). "Batty races Olympics despite cracked collarbone". cyclingnews.com. Archived from the original on 19 November 2013. Retrieved 19 November 2013. 
  5. ^ Mazzante, Lou. "Emily Batty Interview: Bright Eyes". Bike Magazine (Sept/Oct 2009). Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Catharine Pendrel, Emily Batty win gold, silver in mountain bike". CBC Sports. July 29, 2014. 
  7. ^ George, Sue (5 December 2011). "Emily Batty climbs the ranks". cyclingnews.com. Archived from the original on 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Official website