Snowsill Declared Best of the Best

Snowsill Declared Best of the Best

By ITU Admin on 13/11/06 at 12:00 am

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Gold Coast champion Triathlete Emma Snowsill achieved a win not only for herself but for the sport of triathlon when her extraordinary year was capped with The Courier-Mail - Mazda Sportswoman of the Year Award on Saturday night.

Three-time world champion Snowsill became the first successful triathlete to win in the award’s 14-year history.

She finished ahead of a hot field that included world record-breaking swimmers Leisel Jones and Libby Lenton, world champion basketballer Jenny Whittle and world champion boxer Sharon Anyos, who won the People’s Choice Award.

The glittering awards night at the Sofitel in Brisbane was a wonderful celebration for the success of our female athletes with the Womensport Queensland president revealing the state’s 25 women who won a combined 27 gold medals, would have been third on the Commonwealth Games medal tally behind Australia and England.

It was hard not to notice Snowsill’s breathtaking season of nine wins including becoming the first Australian woman to win a Commonwealth Games gold medal in Melbourne in March, and becoming the sport’s first three-time female Triathlon World Champion in Switzerland in September.

“This award blows me away. Triathlon is coming ahead in leaps and bounds and to win this award is amazing not only for me but for triathlon,” Snowsill said.

“There are so many great female athletes in Queensland, we should all be proud, thank you very much for this honour because it was very unexpected.

“It’s been a fantastic year for me. This is the icing on the cake.” Snowsill is two weeks into her end-of-season break and has been kept busy on the beach by her two-year-old Stafford terrier Jet.

But the popular winner revealed yesterday that she and her triathlete partner Craig Walton will set up a second home in Boulder, Colorado, for several months from May.

Snowsill and Walton stayed for a month at Boulder this past season but next year it will become a more permanent base as Snowsill attempts to qualify for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and tackle the lucrative American circuit.

“We are really happy to make Boulder our hub but I appreciate it so much when I am back at home on the Gold Coast,” Snowsill said.

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La campeona de Gold Coast, la triatleta Emma Snowsill logr una victoria no solo para ella misma sino para el deporte de triatln cuando su extraordinario ao fue rematado con el premio Mazda Sportswoman of the Year de The Courier-Mail el sbado por la noche.

La tres veces campeona del mundo Emma Snowsill se convirti en la primera triatleta que lo gana en los 14 aos de historia del galardn.

Termin por delante de una importante lista de deportistas que inclua a la nadadora y record mundial Leisel Jones y Lobby Lenton, al la campeona del mundo de balonmano Jenny Whittle y la tambin campeona del mundo de boxeo Sharon Anyos quin gano el galardn a la Elegida por los lectores.

La reluciente noche de entrega de los premios en el Sofitel de Brisbane fue una maravillosa celebracin para el xito de nuestras atletas con presidente de Womensport Queenland revelando los nombres de las 25 mujeres del pas que acumularon 27 medallas de oro, que han supesto el conseguir el tercer lugar en el medallero de los Juegos de la Commonwealth por detrs de Australia e Inglaterra.

Era difcil no fijarse en la impresionante temporada de Snowsill con 9 victorias incluyendo ser la primera mujer Australiana en ganar la medalla de oro en los Juegos de la Commonwealth de Marzo en Melbourne, y convirtindose en la primera deportista 3 veces campeona del mundo en Suiza en Septiembre.

Este premio me llena de satisfaccin. El triatln se est viniendo arriba y ganar este premio es emocionante no solo para mi sino para el triatln, dijo Snowsill.

Hay tan buenas atletas en Queensland, deberamos estar todos orgullosos, gracias por este inesperado honor.

Ha sido un ao fantstico para mi. Esto es la guinda del pastel. Snowsill lleva ya dos semanas de su descanso de final de temporada y ha estado ocupada en la playa con su terrier de dos aos Jet.

Pero la popular triatleta revel que ella y su compaero triatleta Craig Walton se instalarn en una segunda casa en Boulder, Colorado durante bastantes meses a partir de Mayo.

Snowsill y Walton estuvieron un mes en Boulder la temporada pasada pero el ao que viene ser una base ms permanente ya que Snowsill quiere clasificarse para los Juegos Olimpicos de 2008 en Beijing y competir en el lucrativo circuito americano.

Estamos realmente contentos de hacer de Boulder nuestro centro neurlgico pero estoy encantada cuando vuelvo a mi casa en Gold Coast, aadi Snowsill.


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