Densham Makes Olympic Push Two Years After Heart Surgery

Australia's selection committee has a tough decision ahead.

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Australia’s selection committee has a tough decision ahead. 

Just as the ‘Three Emmas’ were about to be locked in as Australia’s women’s team for the Olympic triathlon in London, another ‘E’ is threatening to crash the party.

Erin Densham has won consecutive qualifying events — Saturday’s opening World Championship Series race in Sydney and the Mooloolaba World Cup three weeks ago — to work her way into contention and put the place of 2008 Olympic gold medalist Emma Snowsill in jeopardy.

Densham’s surge comes two years after a career-saving operation that slowed down her accelerated heart rate.

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