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Australia's Snowsill wins women's triathlon at Beijing Olympics
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14:06, August 18, 2008


Emma Snowsill of Australia crosses the finish line in the Women's Final of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games triathlon event in Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2008. Emma Snowsill won the gold medal with a time of 1 hour 58 minutes and 27.66 seconds.(Xinhua Photo/Xing Guangli)


Athletes compete during the swimming contest of Women's Final of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games triathlon event at the Ming Tomb reservoir in northern Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2008.(Xinhua Photo/Xing Guangli)


Athletes attend the swimming contest of Women's Final of Beijing 2008 Olympic Games triathlon event in Beijing, China, Aug. 18, 2008.(Xinhua Photo)

Three-time world champion Emma Snowsill outlasted Vanessa Fernandes to win Australia the women's triathlon at the Beijing Olympics on Monday.

Snowsill rushed through the finish line in ease with 1 hour 58 minutes and 27 seconds carrying her national flag and clapping hands with her supporters.

Portugal's Fernandes, the all-time World Cup wins leader and the only woman to win on the Beijing course, came in second 1 minute and 6 seconds later. Fernandes was a credited triathlete for the course for winning the last three Beijing World Cups.

Snowsill's teammate Emma Moffatt took the bronze.

source:Xinhua

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