Aussie Team Primed For ITU World Champs Next Month

Emma Snowsill, others set to compete at the ITU World Championship Series grand final.

Australian triathlon star Emma Snowsill will return to the scene of her greatest win next month at the world series grand final in Beijing.

The venue will be the same course where Snowsill won the Olympic gold medal three years ago and team-mate Emma Moffatt claimed bronze.

Snowsill is a three-time world champion and Moffatt has won the past two world series crowns, but they have not shown consistent top form this year.

The best Australian woman has been 20-year-old Emma Jackson, who is fifth in the world series rankings after her second place last weekend at the world sprint-distance championships in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“Emma Jackson has been going from strength to strength this year and is riding a wave of confidence heading into Beijing after three top-five finishes in world championship series races,” said Australian coach Shaun Stephens.

The men’s team will feature Beijing Olympians Brad Kahlefeldt and Courtney Atkinson, plus veteran Chris McCormack and rising star Brendan Sexton.

McCormack is continuing his return to Olympic-distance racing after winning the Hawaiian Ironman triathlon twice.

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