Emma Jackson

  • Australia
  • Born: 1991
Biography

In 2004, at the age of 13, Emma competed in her first triathlon, going into the event with no biking experience at all. Unfortunately she didn’t have any experience with changing gears so completed the whole race in the same gear.  Needless to say she found the bike leg extremely difficult and thought the sport might not be for her.

Twelve months later she decided to give it another go but knew that she had to improve her bike skills so she started training with coach Steve Moss.  After a year of training and learning plenty of new skills, Emma was selected in the Australian team to compete at the 2007 World Junior championships in Hamburg (Germany) where she placed 24th. The following two years also saw her selected for the Australian Junior team competing in 2008 at Vancouver (Canada) and 2009 at Gold Coast (Australia) where she placed 5th and 2nd respectively.

2009 was a very successful year for her as she was named Australian Junior triathlete of the year and won the prestigious Noosa triathlon being the youngest person to do so at the age of 18.

In 2010 despite still being eligible for another year in the junior ranks, she decided to step up from the sprint distance to the Olympic distance and compete in the U23 category.

2011 saw her compete in her first full season at the elite level and 2012 was all about the London Olympics, and the second youngest competitor in the field being and came an incredible 8th place, running with the leaders until the final half of the run.

2014 was about the Commonwealth Games, placing 5th (first Australian) in the individual race and bronze in the Triathlon Team Relay event.

Since then, Emma has had a number of successful races, including a gold medal at the 2017 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup and another gold at the 2017 Kinloch OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Championships.

Recent Highlights

- Winner at the 2017 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup;
- Winner at the 2017 Kinloch OTU Sprint Triathlon Oceania Championships;
- 3 x World Cup podiums 2017
- 5 x World Triathlon Series podium

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2019 Weihai ITU Triathlon World Cup
21 Sep, 2019 - Elite Women - 02:15:50
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2019 Banyoles ITU Triathlon World Cup
07 Sep, 2019 - Elite Women - 00:58:07
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2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne
31 Aug, 2019 - Elite Women - DNF
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2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event
15 Aug, 2019 - Elite Women - 01:42:55
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2019 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton
20 Jul, 2019 - Elite Women - 01:01:23
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2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne
2019-08-29 - Elite Women - DNF
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2019 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton
2019-07-20 - Elite Women - 01:01:23
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2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon
2019-07-06 - Elite Women - 01:01:13
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2019 Groupe Copley World Triathlon Montreal
2019-06-28 - Elite Women - 00:59:38
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2019 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds
2019-06-08 - Elite Women - 02:00:49
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2012 London Olympic Games
2012-08-04 - Elite Women - 02:01:16
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Emma
Family Name Jackson
Representing AUS
Year of Birth 1991
Place of Birth Brisbane
Residence Pine Rivers, Australia
Coach Joel Filliol
Sponsors Project Clothing, Cannondale, Craftworx Cycling, Flight Centre, Triathlon Australia and Queensland Academy of Sport
Website http://emmajackson.net.au
Twitter @ejjacko
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