Emma Frodeno

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at the Los Angeles Triathlon, 2007
at the Los Angeles Triathlon, 2007
Personal information
Date of birth 15th June 1981 (age 39)
place of birth Gold coast
Nickname Snowy
size 161 cm
Weight 48 kg
2008 Olympic Champion
2003, 2005, 2006 3 × world champion Olympic distance
2006 Commonwealth Games winner
2001 Winner Australian Youth Olympics Festival (AYOF)
Resigned in 2014

Emma Frodeno (* 15. June 1981 in Gold Coast , Queensland as Emma Laura Snowsill ) is a former Australian triathlete . She is a three-time triathlon world champion in the Olympic distance (1.5 km swimming, 40 km cycling and 10 km running; 2003, 2005 and 2006) and Olympic triathlon champion (2008).

Athletic career

In her school days she was a successful swimmer and started her first triathlon at the age of 16. Her nickname is Snowy .

Emma Snowsill won the national triathlon championship in 2000 and later in the same year as a 19-year-old the World Championship of the International Triathlon Union (ITU) for 16-20 year olds in Perth. She also won the gold medal at the Sydney Youth Olympic Festival Triathlon and she was named Australian Triathlete of the Year .
She was awarded a scholarship from the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS).

World champion triathlon short distance 2003, 2005 and 2006

In 2003 she became triathlon world champion in Queenstown (New Zealand). In 2004 she won the Triathlon World Cup and was first in the world rankings, but was not selected for the Australian Olympic team for the Athens Games. In 2004 she also started in the cross triathlon at Xterra Italy and came third there. In 2005 Emma Snowsill was again triathlon world champion in Gamagori (Japan). She was trained by Brett Sutton .

In March 2006 she won the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. With her victory at the World Championships in Lausanne in 2006, she became the first female athlete to win three world titles over the Olympic distance.

Olympic champion triathlon 2008

Emma Snowsill wins the 2008 Olympic Triathlon competition

She won the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She lived and trained in Boulder, Colorado during the summer months and in Australia in the Gold Coast from October to April . She was coached by Craig Walton during her time as a professional triathlete.

In July 2014 she declared her professional career over. During her active time she was able to win twelve World Cup races and landed on the podium 23 times.


In 2002, her then boyfriend Luke Harrop (* 1975) died as a result of a traffic accident during bike training - he was also a triathlete and Loretta Harrop's twin brother . In June 2008, she announced the engagement to her trainer Craig Walton , with whom she had been dating since 2003, but the couple separated again in 2010.

In October 2013 she married the German triathlete Jan Frodeno (* 1981), with whom she had been in a relationship since summer 2010. Their son was born in February 2016. At the beginning of October 2017 it was announced that she was expecting a second child and her daughter was born in February 2018. She lives with her husband in Girona, Catalonia and in Noosa Shire in Queensland, Australia.


  • Sports Star of the Year
  • Emma Snowsill has been the holder of the Order of Australia (Medal of the Order of Australia, OAM) since 2009 .
  • LAUREUS Ambassador
  • Emma Frodeno was nominated for Hall of Fame induction by the International Triathlon Union (ITU) in 2014 .
  • In October 2019 she was awarded the “Sport Australia Hall of Fame”.

Sporting successes

Web links

Commons : Emma Snowsill  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Triathlon Olympic champion Emma Snowsill ends her career . In: Süddeutsche Zeitung . July 12, 2014.
  2. ^ My Career - The Triathlete
  3. ^ Cai Tore Philippsen: Tragic past, golden present . In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung . August 18, 2008.
  4. 3rd place at the ITU Oceanic Cup ( Memento from October 21, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  5. Snowsill-Walton Engagement . In: triathlon.org . ITU . June 17, 2008.
  6. Jan Frodeno and Emma Snowsill get married . In: Rheinische Post . September 30th, 2013.
  7. The new dream couple in sport . In: Bunte . October 2, 2010.
  8. Emma Snowsill and Jan Frodeno expecting second child (October 4, 2017)
  10. ^ ITU Hall of Fame
  11. Des Moines: Snowsill collects record bonus
  12. 2010 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Series Seoul: Elite Women: Results
  13. ^ Bennett and Snowsill win the 2007 LA Triathlon
  14. News: World Cup: Double home win for Australians in Mooloolaba - Lisk fifth
  15. Vanessa Fernandes wins the Olympic course in Beijing ( Memento of the original from December 1, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.swisstriathlon.ch
  16. Emma and Craig win the Noosa Triathlon ( Memento of the original from September 28, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.wellsphere.com
  17. ^ Triathlon: Hayes And Snowsill Crowned Champions Of The World's Largest Triathlon