Emma Moffatt

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Emma Moffatt
Emma Moffatt Paris2011.jpg
Moffatt after the Grand Prix triathlon in Paris, 2011.
Personal information
Born (1984-09-07) 7 September 1984 (age 31)
Moree, New South Wales, Australia
Residence Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 57 kg (126 lb)
Country Australia
Coached by Brad Kahlefeldt

Emma Moffatt (born 7 September 1984) is an Australian professional triathlete. She won a bronze medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing,[1] and won the gold at the ITU Triathlon World Championships in 2009 and in 2010.[2][3] She was born in Moree, New South Wales, and was raised in the northern New South Wales town of Woolgoolga. From a young age, she participated in such sports as cross country, athletics, and surf lifesaving. In her early teens, Emma began successfully participating in triathlon. Each of her three siblings and parents also competed in triathlon, while her elder sister Nicole was a champion Ironwoman in surf lifesaving. She is an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. She has been named Triathlon Australia's athlete of the year twice, in 2007 and 2012.[4] In 2009 she was the Australian Institute of Sport's athlete of the year.[4]

Moffatt was selected by the Australian Olympic Committee to compete in the London 2012 Olympics. The event was held in and around Hyde Park, with the swim being held in the Serpentine. Unfortunately, she did not finish the event after a heavy fall during the cycling stage.[5] She came second in the 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) run of the Gold Coast Marathon-event on 1 July 2012 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, finishing behind Lisa Jane Weightman.[6]

At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, she was part of the Australian mixed relay team that won bronze.[7]


  1. ^ "Emma Moffatt Olympic Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 5 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "ITU World Championship: Emma Moffatt wins world title with second place Grand Final". The Telegraph. 14 September 2010. Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Moffatt wins world triathlon title". ABC News. 13 September 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Emma Moffatt Biography - 2014 Commonwealth Games". 8 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  5. ^ "A look back at the thrilling women’s 2012 Olympic race". www.triathlon.org. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  6. ^ "2012 Gold Coast Airport Marathon". GoldCoast.com. 1 July 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Glasgow 2014 - Mixed Team Relay's Final". g2014results.thecgf.com. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ken Wallace and Heath Francis
Australian Athlete of the Year
2009 (with Brenton Rickard)
Succeeded by
Lydia Lassila