AIS Triathlon - Emma Moffatt
Her lead up year to qualify for Beijing was outstanding and she was recognised as Triathlon Australia’s 2007 Athlete of the Year. It was after her bronze medal performance in Beijing that she suffered somewhat of a form lapse, and considered quitting her sport.
Looking for a fresh start, Moffatt relocated to the Gold Coast where she teamed up with coach Craig Walton and a new training partner in three-time world champion Emma Snowsill.
The transformation was remarkable. After seven months in a new training environment, Moffatt took out four gold medals in the Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series. Eventually she was crowned 2009 ITU World Champion.
In recognition of her stellar year, Moffatt and swimmer Brendan Rickhard were awarded the 2009 AIS Athletes of the Year, for achievements within their respected sports.
After falling from her bike in training and suffering a broken shoulder in February 2010, Moffatt had spent a total of seven months on the sidelines before returning to race for the first time in early April.
Against the odds she finished third in the 2010 ITU World Championship series event in Sydney and gained valuable race points in order to defend her World Champion status.
The focus for Moffatt remains on qualifying for the London 2012 Olympic Games and the chance for another shot at medal success.