"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." [T.S. Eliot]
AGE: 31 (Polka Dot Jersey - QOM)
Superhuman and slightly mad. Appropriate words to describe three-time Olympic single-sculler rower Emma Twigg. This impressive specimen has been to not one but three Olympic Games, and won countless medals and a world championship title along the way.
After competing at her first Olympic Games in Beijing 2008 where she finished ninth overall, she returned a second and third time to London 2012 and Rio 2016, finishing fourth both times. Legendary. Twiggy also holds current world titles on the indoor rowing machine for 5000m and 60 minutes. Not too shabby.
Twiggy is not just a pretty face. Balancing elite training with her studies, she completed a FIFA masters degree in the lead up to Rio 2016, training before and after class. There is no doubt her unwavering discipline to get up and go again and again every morning will be an asset to the peloton.
Post Rio 2016, Twiggy set her sights on a new challenge – completing her first ironman in Nice in 2017. Unsurprisingly she smashed it to pieces – a sub 11 hour effort and 2nd place in her age group (beating a few pros). Is there anything this girl can't do? Twiggy's strong quads and relentless mental toughness means she can get on the pain train on demand. She’s been assigned the role of ‘Domestique’; work horse, water girl, wind blocker. Giddy-up.