Olympic gold medal­ist to com­pete in 2015 triathlon

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Aus­tralian Olympic gold medal­ist Emma Snowsill will visit Tai­wan in early Septem­ber to com­pete in a triathlon in Yi­lan, ac­cord­ing to the Chi­nese Taipei Triathlon As­so­ci­a­tion ( CTTA).

The 2015 Yi­lan Triathlon Sep. 5-6 will be spon­sored by Columbia Thread­nee­dle In­vest­ments, which has in­vited Snowsill to share her com­pe­ti­tion and train­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with Tai­wanese triath­letes, the CTTA said.

The 2015 Yi­lan Triathlon will com­prise four events — stan­dard dis­tance, stan­dard dis­tance team-re­lay, sprint dis­tance, and sprint dis­tance team-re­lay.

Snowsill, 34, was the first ever triath­lete to win a gold medal in the In­ter­na­tional Triathlon Union ( ITU) World Cup, the Com­mon­wealth Games, and the Olympics.

Although she has re­tired from pro­fes­sional com­pe­ti­tion, she is still en­thu­si­as­tic about triathlons and has agreed to par­tic­i­pate in the event in Tai­wan, ac­cord­ing to the or­ga­niz­ers.

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