Emma Jackson (triathlete)

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Emma Jackson winning the silver medal at the World Series mountain triathlon in Kitzbuhel, 2013.
Emma Jackson winning the gold medal at the U23 World Championship in Budapest, 2010.

Emma Jackson (born 1991 in Joyner, Brisbane, Queensland) is an Australian professional triathlete, U23 World Champion of the year 2010, and 2009 Junior World Championships silver medalist.

From 2007 to 2010 Jackson took part in 16 ITU competitions and achieved 11 top ten positions. On 1 November 2009 she won the Australian Noosa Triathlon ($12.000)[1] and since then for Australian media it is commonplace to mention Emma Jackson together with the famous three Australian triathlon Emmas: Emma Carney, Emma Snowsill, and Emma Moffatt.

Emma Jackson is coached by Stephen Moss, the head coach of the state run high performance centre called Queensland Academy of Sport, and represents Moss' Pine Rivers Triathlon Club.

In 2010, Emma Jackson also represented the French club TCG 79 Parthenay in the prestigious Club Championship Series Lyonnaise des Eaux. At the Triathlon de Paris (18 July 2010), she placed 2nd and her club placed 4th, at Tourangeaux (29 August 2010) she placed 9th and her club placed 5th, and at the Grand Final in La Baule (Triathlon Audencia, 18 September 2010), immediately after her U23 World Championship gold medal, she placed 16th and her club 4th. Thus Jackson was always among the three triathlètes classants l'éqipe, i.e. the three best athletes on whose results the club ranking is based. At the triathlon in La Baule, TCG 79 Parthenay had no French triathletes at all among its three classants: Ainhoa Murua placed 11th, Nicky Samuels 13th and Jackson 16th.

ITU competitions[edit]

In the four years from 2007 to 2010, Jackson took part in 17 ITU competitions and achieved 11 top ten positions.

The following list is based upon the official ITU rankings and the athlete's Profile Page.[2] Unless indicated otherwise, the following events are triathlons (Olympic Distance) and belong to the Elite category.

Date Competition Place Rank
  2007-08-30   BG World Championships (Junior) Hamburg 24
  2008-02-03   Sprint Distance OTU Oceania Championships (Junior) Taupo 5
  2008-06-05   BG World Championships (Junior) Vancouver 5
  2009-01-14   Australian Youth Olympic Festival (Elite) Sydney 7
  2009-03-01   OTU Oceania Championships (Junior) Gold Coast 8
  2009-03-15   Oceania Cup Perth 6
  2009-07-05   Asian Cup Sendai Bay 2
  2009-09-09   Dextro Energy World Championship Series, Grand Final: Junior World Championships Gold Coast 2
  2010-03-13   OTU Oceania Championships (U23) Wellington 1
  2010-04-11   Dextro Energy World Championship Series Sydney 24
  2010-05-08   Dextro Energy World Championship Series Seoul 34
  2010-07-10   World Cup Holten 6
  2010-07-24   Dextro Energy World Championship Series London 34
  2010-08-08   World Cup Tiszaújváros 5
  2010-08-21   Sprint World Championships Lausanne DNF
  2010-09-11   Dextro Energy World Championship Series, Grand Final: U23 World Championship Budapest 1
  2010-10-16   World Cup Tongyeong 11
  2011-02-06   Sprint Oceania Cup Kinloch 8

BG = the sponsor British Gas · DNF = did not finish · DNS = did not start

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