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Snowsill undergoes surgery

Snowsill undergoes surgery

Snowsill has undergone surgery on her hip

Olympic champion Emma Snowsill from Australia has undergone keyhole surgery to repair minor damage to the labrum cartilage of the hip, under the advice of coach and fiancé Craig Walton.



The Beijing Olympic Games gold medallist returned to Australia from an Australian Institute of Sport triathlon camp in France earlier in the week to seek medical attention as she had been experiencing pain during her last few races which impacted on her training and performance.



“The prognosis is good,” said Walton. “The surgeon believes the repair will be completely successful so Emma is itching to return to the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series. She will now rest and recover before starting full training again and is optimistic about being at peak fitness in time for the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Grand Final which will be held on Australia’s Gold Coast on 12 September.”



Snowsill had been in the running for the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series crown. However, she missed two races in Kitzbühel and Hamburg, which were both won by compatriot and Olympic Games bronze medallist Emma Moffatt. With just two races remaining, in London, United Kingdom, and Yokohama, Japan, it looks unlikely that Snowsill could attain enough points to be a threat in the overall rankings.



Snowsill had started her season well with victory at the first Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship Series race in Tongyeong, Korea, before second place behind Moffatt at the second leg in Washington, DC. The Olympic champion first showed signs of weakness there before another second place finish behind Moffatt two weeks later at the Hy-Vee ITU Triathlon Elite Cup in Des Moines, Iowa.



Moffatt heads the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship rankings after yesterday’s win in Hamburg with 3140 points. New Zealand’s Andrea Hewitt sits second with 2229, just ahead of Daniela Ryf from Switzerland on 2089. Snowsill dropped from third to eighth following the race in Hamburg, sitting on 1818 points.

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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