Snowsill out of Grand Final

by World Triathlon Admin on 03 Sep, 2009 12:00

Olympic and three-time world champion Emma Snowsill was today forced to withdraw from the upcoming Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final on the Gold Coast, Australia due to her recent hip surgery.

Snowsill recently returned home from racing in Europe for medical attention to a labral tear and soft cartilage injury to her hip. Whereas keyhole surgery was successful, it required her to rest the troubled joint before returning to a heavy load of training. Despite being underdone, Snowsill was keen to race, but a weekend meeting with her surgeon convinced her and coach Craig Walton that it was not worth returning too early and causing potential long term damage.

“I am really disappointed that having the opportunity to compete at home in front of family and friends is not going to happen,” Snowsill said. “I have done everything possible I was allowed to in that short time, however, I can only be thankful it happened this year and not last year.  I am still excited to witness the first Grand Final of the World Series unfold and will still feel proud to showcase our sport to the local community and the international athletes who are competing.”

Walton said Snowsill is a fierce competitor and extremely frustrated; however, it was always going to be a tall order to get her on the start line for the Grand Final on September 13.

“If Emma continues to push the envelope like she already has and competes with the labrum injury under repair, she would most likely be compromising the joint if she over stresses the area now, which may adversely impact on her longer term run-up to the next Olympics.”

Snowsill’s withdrawal means all eyes will be on Emma Moffatt as she attempts to clinch her first world title in a year when, for the first time, the championship is decided over a series of races.

Snowsill current sits 11th in the Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship rankings.

View full start lists here.

Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU Triathlon World Championship Grand Final
Race 8, Gold Coast, Australia
Elite Men: Saturday, September 12, 3.15pm AEST
Elite Women: Sunday, September 13, 2.45pm AEST  

Previews, live broadcast and video on demand are available from www.triathlon.org/tv


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Related Event: 2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final Gold Coast
09 - 13 Sep, 2009 • event pageall results
Results: Elite Men
1. Alistair Brownlee GBR 01:44:51
2. Javier Gomez Noya ESP 01:44:57
3. Jan Frodeno GER 01:45:21
4. Maik Petzold GER 01:45:25
5. Courtney Atkinson AUS 01:45:27
Results: Elite Women
1. Emma Moffatt AUS 01:59:14
2. Lisa Norden SWE 01:59:19
3. Helen Jenkins GBR 01:59:41
4. Sarah Haskins USA 01:59:52
5. Annabel Luxford AUS 02:00:07
Results: U23 Men
1. Franz Loeschke GER 01:46:19
2. James Seear AUS 01:46:25
3. Joao Pereira POR 01:46:32
4. Tony Dodds NZL 01:46:39
5. Jonathan Zipf GER 01:46:41
Results: U23 Women
1. Hollie Avil GBR 01:56:38
2. Jodie Stimpson GBR 01:57:01
3. Paula Findlay CAN 01:57:15
4. Vicky Holland GBR 01:57:30
5. Yuliya Yelistratova UKR 01:59:48
Results: Junior Men
1. Mario Mola ESP 00:54:35
2. Jonathan Brownlee GBR 00:54:50
3. Kristóf Király HUN 00:54:55
4. Kevin McDowell USA 00:55:07
5. Davide Uccellari ITA 00:55:10
Results: Junior Women
1. Emmie Charayron FRA 01:00:22
2. Emma Jackson AUS 01:00:41
3. Rachel Klamer NED 01:00:57
4. Maaike Caelers NED 01:00:59
5. Alexandra Razarenova RUS 01:01:05
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-1
1. Bill Chaffey H2 AUS 02:19:53
2. Charles Moreau CAN 02:29:30
3. George Gallego USA 02:43:34
4. Rafael López Ordoñez ESP 02:57:43
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-2
1. Matt Perkins USA 02:56:34
2. Grant Darby CAN 03:16:17
3. David Peiffer FRA 03:22:01
DNF. Ruben Grande MEX DNF
Results: Paratriathlon Female TRI-2
1. Sarah Reinertsen USA 03:39:57
Results: Paratriathlon Male TRI-3
1. Sebastian Averesch GER 02:47:37
2. Santos Caballero ESP 03:52:21
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