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Grip : GRIP April 2012
AMBASSADOR GRIP EMMA JACKSON A STAR OF THE FUTURE SUBARU Ambassador, triathlete Emma Jackson, has London on her mind. But whether she makes it to the Olympic Games this time around or not, you can be assured that she will be one of the big names of her spor t in the years to come. In 2010, Emma won the under 23 World Triathlon Championship, and last year the Queenslander surprised the ITU World Championship series by being ranked fourth, only behind the star British triathlete, Helen Jenkins, New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt, and the USA’s Sara Groff. She turned 21 last August, but has already made a name for herself, surprising many with her ability and endurance in a spor t that quickly exposes any weakness in an athlete’s armory. Australia has a proud record in her sport, and it is one that she is determined to continue. Emma won the ITU event in Devonport early this season, but unfor tunately at the recent event in Sydney things did not go as planned. Now she will head overseas to compete at San Diego. “After racing San Diego I will head to Europe with Triathlon Australia to continue training at our base in France, and racing the ITU series events held in Europe. I will be heading back home to Australia after the Stockholm World Triathlon Series race at the end of August.” Being still relatively inexperienced, Emma knows that there are still areas where she can improve. “There are plenty of things I can work on to try and help myself improve, as there is so much involved with a triathlon race,” she said. “However, the major thing formetofocusonismy bike skills and confidence. The bike leg has been the hardest for me to get right since I started the sport, but it is something I am continuing to work on. “I am only 21 years of age and have been doing the sport of triathlon for only five years. A lot of the athletes I race against are older and more experienced then me, so I am very happy to be able to mix it with them at this age. I know with more years behind me, and more racing experience, I can improve as an athlete and one day, hopefully, become the best in the world.” While making the London team is high on her mind, it’s not the only goal for the up-coming year. “I guess at the moment my short term goal is to make the 2012 Olympic team, and if I am lucky enough to be chosen, have a great result in the race, however this isn’t all I am thinking about. “I still want to improve on my fourth place ranking in the 2011 World Championship Series for the 2012 season. IknowIhavealotofyears ahead of me in the sport, so I am always looking towards the future and what I want to achieve in my career.” If determination and ability count for anything, Emma will have a long and successful career. Emma Jackson with fellow Subaru Ambassador Courtney Atkinson. INSIDE GRIP HOME PAGE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AFTERSALES AMBASSADOR MARKETING ALLIANCES WHAT’S IN THE PRESS TRENDS DEALER RANKINGS NPS SCORES SPORT
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