September 1, 2019, Queensland Athlete Emma Snowsill OAM (Surfers Paradise Triathlon Club), added to her achievements as she is inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame.
Snowsill's other achievements include being awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for service to sport in 2009, she was inducted in 2015 into the ITU Hall of Fame and in 2017 the Triathlon Australia Hall of Fame. The Triathlete continued to progress with her Triathlon journey winning her first national age title in 2000 and later that year the junior world title in Perth and the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in 2001.
She continued to dominate the sport by taking the world titles at Gamagori, Japan, in 2005, Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2006 and at Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, in 2006. She was the first female triathlete to win three world titles.
Snowsill will be the fourth triathlete to be inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, joining world champions Greg Welch OAM (2011), Michellie Jones AM (2014) and Emma Carney (2016).
“It took a little bit to wash over me,” Snowsill says about the news of her Sport Australia Hall of Fame induction.
Chair of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame Selection Committee Rob de Castella AO MBE said: “In a sport where Australia has had so much success, Emma’s achievements and dominance on the world stage is absolutely outstanding, she’s done it all.”