Australia’s Emma Snowsill has withdrawn from the 2011 Mooloolaba ITU World Cup just days out from the season opener. The Olympic champion is frustrated at the news but buoyed by the fact it is only a minor foot injury and that she will be ready for the opening round of the Dextro Energy Triathlon – ITU World Championship in Sydney on April 10.
“It’s really a precautionary measure not to compete this weekend. Although I’m eager to race again I have to resist the temptation and think of the bigger picture.
“The complaint is a minor one with some inflamation in my heel.
“I made the decision not to race with my coach and physio to give my ankle the best chance to completely heal,” said Snowsill from her Noosa base.
Snowsill withdrew following discussions with Triathlon Australia and AIS Head Coach Shaun Stephens.
Mooloolaba has been a good omen for Snowsill in previous years, her epic battle with Portugals Vanessa Fernandes in 2008 will long be remembered.
“I'm really sorry not to be competing but will still be heavily involved in the weekend with a lot activities.”
Emma will be at the Official Press Conference on Friday 25 March, 11:00am at UnderWater World.
You can see Emma across the weekend at the following locations:
Friday 25 March 2011
Saturday 26 March 2011
11:45am - Seven Sport & Lifestyle Expo – Asics Stand
More information on the Mooloolaba can be found hereUSM Events
– but the sailors praise the new boats
Photo Credit: Dario Belingheri/Bettini Photo
photo David Cannon/Getty images