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Emma Pooley

Full name: Emma Jane Pooley
Gender: Female
Height: 5-1.5 (157 cm)
Weight: 106 lbs (48 kg)
Born: October 3, 1982 in London, Greater London, Great Britain
Affiliations: Team Specialized Designs for Women
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Cycling

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

The diminutive Emma Pooley was originally a distance runner and it was only while she was studying for a degree in engineering at Cambridge University that switched to triathlon and finally, when an injury curtailed her running, to competitive cycling. After graduating from Cambridge she became a full time professional and had a breakout year in 2007 when she finished third in the Grande Boucle Féminine, the women's equivalent of the Tour de France, and made her World Championship début. The 2008 season was narrowly focused on the Olympic Games and after Pooley rode selflessly for Nicole Cooke in the road race, she rode a superb time trial on a course suited to her climbing talents and won the silver medal. The following year she won her first Grande Tour when she won a severely truncated Grande Boucle and was national time trial champion for the first time. If 2009 was a successful year then 2010 should be considered her tour de force. Not only did Emma retain her national time trial title but she also broke Nicole Cooke's nine-year monopoly on the British road race championship and, at the end of the year, was crowned World Time Trial champion as well. She could not retain her world title in 2011 but did bring home a bronze in her specialist event and placed second in the Giro d'Italia Feminine.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Cycling Women's Road Race, Individual Great Britain GBR 23
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Cycling Women's Individual Time Trial Great Britain GBR 2 Silver
2012 Summer 29 London Cycling Women's Road Race, Individual Great Britain GBR 40
2012 Summer 29 London Cycling Women's Individual Time Trial Great Britain GBR 6

Women's Road Race, Individual

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M T/M
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 23 3-32:55 at 0:31
2012 Summer 29 London Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 40 at 1:57

Women's Individual Time Trial

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T M I1T I1R I2T I2R
2008 Summer 25 Beijing Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 2 35:16.01 at 24.29
2012 Summer 29 London Cycling Great Britain Final Standings 6 38:37.70 14:06.18 4 27:47.45 6
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