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Emma
Robinson
New ZealandNew Zealand, NZL
Female
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
26 September 1994
Height
180 cm
Residence
Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English
Higher education
Commerce - Victoria University of Wellington: New Zealand

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She was always around water at a young age, and took up competitive swimming at age 12.
Why this sport?
Her parents were involved in surf lifesaving.
Club / Team
Capital Swim Club [NZL] / TSS Aquatics [AUS]:
Name of coach
Gary Hollywood [Capital]; Chris Nesbit [TSS Aquatics]

General Interest

Memorable sporting achievement
Finishing 16th at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (nzswimmingalumni.org.nz, 2017)
Injuries
She withdrew from the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in Tokyo, Japan, due to a respiratory tract infection. (Facebook page, 07 Aug 2018; stuff.co.nz, 07 Aug 2018)

She suffered rib injuries after being pushed under a buoy during the 10km open water event at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. She managed to complete the race but was unable to return to the water for four weeks. (stuff.co.nz, 22 Aug 2013)
Awards and honours
She was named 2018 Domestic Swimmer of the Year at the Swimming New Zealand Annual Awards. (zwemza.com, 15 Jul 2018)

She was named the 2012 Female Swimmer of the Year at the Wellington Colleges Sports Awards in New Zealand. (isaacsfinancialplanning.co.nz, 15 Mar 2016)

She was named the 2011 and 2012 Wellington East Girls Sports Person of the Year. (isaacsfinancialplanning.co.nz, 15 Mar 2016)
Other sports
She represented New Zealand in open water swimming at the 2013 World Championships in Barcelona, Spain. (SportsDeskOnline, 08 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To win a medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (isaacsfinancialplanning.co.nz, 15 Mar 2016)
Other information
FURTHER EDUCATION
She has studied sport management at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. (Facebook profile, 25 Feb 2018; isaacsfinancialplanning.co.nz, 15 Mar 2016)