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Emily Tapp

Emily Tapp

Australian wheelchair Paralympic athlete and triathlete
Emily Tapp
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Quick Facts

Intro Australian wheelchair Paralympic athlete and triathlete
Is Triathlete Paralympic athlete Athlete
From Australia
Type Sports
Gender female
Birth 10 June 1991, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Age 30 years
Star sign Gemini
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Emily Tapp (born 10 June 1991) is an Australian wheelchair Paralympic athlete and triathlete. She was selected to represent Australia at the 2016 Rio Paralympics in athletics but was forced to withdraw before the Games due to a burns injury.

Personal

Tapp on 8 January 2011 had a campdrafting fall that left her a paraplegic. The accident resulted in Tapp spending eight months in hospital and three years of rehabilitation. Tapp grew up on a remote cattle property in the Northern Territory. She was a boarder at Fairholme College in Toowoomba, Queensland and graduated at the end of 2010. In 2015, she was undertaking a Bachelor of International Business and Finance at University of Southern Queensland.

Paratriathlon

In 2015, she won her first paratriathlon by winning the PT1 class at the OTU Oceania Paratriathlon Championships at Penrith, New South Wales.

International Results

  • 2015 – Penrith OTU Paratriathlon Oceania Championships – PT1 – 1st
  • 2015 – Sunshine Coast ITU World Paratriathlon Event – PT1 – 1st
  • 2015 – Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event – PT1 – 1st
  • 2015 – Detroit ITU World Paratriathlon Event - PT1 - 2nd
  • 2015 – ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago – PT1 – 2nd
  • 2016 – Devonport OTU Paratriathlon Oceania Championships – PT1 – 1st
  • 2016 – Penrith ITU World Paratriathlon Event – PT1 – 1st
  • 2017 – Rotterdam ITU World Championships Final – PTWC – 1st
  • 2018 – Commonwealth Games – PWTC – 2nd
  • 2018 - Gold Coast World Championships Final - 1st
  • 2019 - Lausanne ITU World Championships Final - PTWC - 6th

Tapp was disappointed that the Women's PT1 event was not on the 2016 Rio Paralympics paratriathlon program.

Athletics

Tapp is classified as a T54 athlete. Representing the Australian Capital Territory, she came fourth in the Women's 1500m at the 2016 Australian Athletics Championships. Tapp finished second to Christie Dawes in 2016 Gold Coast Marathon Women's Wheelchair race.

She was selected for the 2016 Rio Paralympics in athletics but she suffered a burn on her leg three weeks before she left for a training camp in Florida. The skin graft did not heal in time.

Recognition

  • 2018 - Canberra Sport Awards -Athlete of the Year Para Sport
  • 2018 -Triathlon Australia Female Para Triathlon Performance of the Year
  • 2019 - Triathlon Australia Female Para Triathlon Performance of the Year
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 21 Jul 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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https://www.paralympic.org.au/11564-2/
http://www.thechronicle.com.au/news/burn-has-tapp-out-of-rio-paralympics/3086473/
http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/more-sports/paratriathlete-emily-tapps-into-her-hidden-potential/news-story/be53491eb56864cc910d3df80b5ef4d0
http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/3367612/tapp-powers-to-the-top/
http://www.triathlon.org/athletes/results/92538/emily_tapp
http://www.triathlon.org.au/About/Latest_News/Golden_day_for_Aussie_paratriathletes_in_Rotterdam.htm
http://www.triathlon.org.au/About/Latest_News/Tapp_turned_on_full_bore_as_Emily_strikes_world_championship_gold.htm
http://www.triathlon.org.au/About/Latest_News/Parker_crowned_World_Champion_in_Lausanne_24828.htm
http://athleticsact.org.au/News/Athletics-ACT-News/2016-australian-athletics-championships
http://goldcoastmarathon.com.au/2016/07/03/race-records-tumble-as-fearnley-and-dawes-secure-wheelchair-marathon-titles/
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/topic/act-sport-5u2/canberra-brave-caps-remarkable-year-with-act-team-of-year-award-20181130-p50jd1.html
http://www.triathlon.org.au/About/Celebration_of_Champions/Paratriathlon_Events_Awards.htm
https://web.archive.org/web/20160917220720/http://www.paralympic.org.au/athlete/emily-tapp/
http://wts.triathlon.org/athletes/profile/92538/emily_tapp
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