In what was arguably the first time in triathlon and maybe even world sporting history that three girls with the same christian name and from the same country shared the podium in a major World Championship round in any sport.
And in typical Australian style the three girls shared a “beer shower” after pouring the sponsors product over their smiling faces following the playing of Advance Australia Fair.
The girls will no doubt be the envy of any Australian sporting star and team – to be presented with giant steins of beer to celebrate an amazing triple treat for the Queensland girls.
Two-time and defending world champion Moffatt (1hr 53 mins 37 secs) streeted away towards the final two kilometres of the run leg to leave her fellow Emmas to fight it out for silver and bronze.
In a stunning duel it was the 20-year-old Jackson (1:53.44), last year’s under 23 World Champion who just edged out 30-year-old Olympic champion and three-time world champion Snowsill (also1:53.44) for her best ever result.
(The judges gave second to Jackson who breasted the tape ahead of Snowsill whose electronic timing chip on her ankle was in front of Jackson’s ankle.)
It topped off an amazing weekend for Australia’s triathletes with the Emmas joining Saturday’s men’s winner Brad Kahlefeldt in a break through weekend for the Australians.
For two-time and defending champion Moffatt, it was her first victory of the 2011 ITU World Championship Series. To share her spoils (the gold medal and beer) with her partner and coach Kahlefeldt will certainly go down as one of the most memorable of their careers.
“I knew that when Snowy came up in the run I had to try and go with her but I made my move on the third lap and I knew I just had to go for it and it was great to finally break through for a win,” said Moffatt.
“Just wonderful for all three Emmas to share a special moment together.”
Silver-medal winning Jackson admitted she was just proud to be finally rubbing shoulders with her two “two more famous Emmas” – world champions and Olympic medallists – in a elite race like Hamburg – the biggest race of the year.