Snowsill to fight tri cut

Emma Snowsill
Emma Snowsill Getty Images

BEIJING gold medallist Emma Snowsill has confirmed she will appeal against the decision by Triathlon Australia selectors to leave her out of the team to compete at the London Olympic Games.

Selectors decided Snowsill's form did not warrant giving her the opportunity to defend her Olympic gold medal.

Instead they nominated Emma Moffat, Emma Jackson and Erin Densham.

Beijing bronze medallist and dual world champion Moffat was given her place in the team for London as far back as last year, while Jackson staked her claim with a fourth place in last year's world championship.

The 20-year-old looked in good form in a round of the 2012 world triathlon championship series in Madrid last month before being forced to retire in the run leg with stomach cramps.

Densham has been the star of the season to date with wins in the Mooloolaba Triathlon (Snowsill missed that race with a stomach complaint), and the Sydney leg of the world championship series.

A Triathlon Australia spokesman yesterday confirmed Snowsill had lodged an intention to appeal the decision within the timeframe allowed. If the 30-year-old triple world champion does appeal, it will be heard by an independent three-person Olympic Appeals Tribunal, chaired by David Grace QC.

The final team selections will be advised by the Australian Olympic Committee.

Meanwhile, the three male competitors for London have also been nominated.

Beijing Olympians Brad Kahlefeldt and Courtney Atkinson will make their second appearance at the Games, joined by young gun Brendan Sexton.

Kahlefeldt was identified for nomination in 2011 after a strong season that saw him win the Hamburg leg of the World Championship series and post a number of other top 10 performances.

But his place in the team looked in jeopardy when he was suspected to have picked up tuberculosis after feeling ill during the San Diego leg of the men's world championship series last month.

Topics:  london olympics triathlon

Nannas try to 'arrest' MPs across the country

The Knitting Nannas at Kevin Hogan's office in Molesworth St and, below left, Knitting Nanna Dororthy Moller with an 'arrest warrant for Kevin Hogan.

Group storms office in brazen stunt

Kalti on the trail of grand master's title

TOP TRACKER: Tracey Knox and her champion tracking dog Kalti celebrate their latest title, a Master of Track and Search.

Tracey Knox and her dog Kalti are searching for new titles.

Shark attacks: What's behind the steep rise?

Shark attacks on people have significantly increased i

Local Partners

Green light for sports centre to re-open

NEW operators hoping existing users will return to sports centre and get 'business back to normal'.

Tea party with the 'Queen'

TRADITION: 1955 Jacaranda Queen Stella Wilson sits with reigning 2015 Jacaranda Queen Charlotte White at last year's Jacaranda Afternoon Tea.

Meet the royal patyu in style

Making steps for 'Blacky' in Walk 4 Brain Cancer

Grafton locals are doing a Walk 4 Brain Cancer in Sydney for Robert Black.

Team Blacky aims to better $5000 to battle brain cancer.

Sound of Music star to compere An Afternoon at the Proms

This photo provided by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment shows, from left, Chairmian Carr, as Liesl, Nicholas Hammond, as Friedrich, Heather Menzies, as Louisa, Duane Chase, as Kurt, Angela Cartwright, as Brigitta, Debbie Turner, as Marta, Kym Karath, as Gretl, and Christopher Plummer, as Captain Von Trapp, in a scene from the film, \"The Sound of Music.\" The 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical \"The Sound of Music\" is celebrating its 50th birthday in 2015. To honor the milestone, 20th Century Fox is releasing a five-disc Blu-ray/DVD/Digital HD collector's edition, the soundtrack is being re-released, the film will be screened at the TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood later this month and to over 500 movie theaters in April. (AP Photo/Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment)

Saraton's rich history of stage and screen honoured in musical tribu

REVIEW: Season 7 premiere of The Walking Dead disgusted me

I'm disgusted by The Walking Dead premiere.

SPOILERS: The Walking Dead premiere disgusted me.

Flick teases intense and entertaining Survivor grand final

Felicity 'Flick' Eggington in a scene from the TV series Australian Survivor.

GOLD Coaster's elimination leaves Lee, El and Kristie in final three

Priscilla concerned people will forget about Elvis

Priscilla Presley source Bang

She says she feels responsible to keep his legacy going

Taylor Swift files lawsuit over alleged groping

Taylor Swift source Bang

Swift has commenced legal action against a DJ over the incident

Kanye West threatens to boycott Grammys

West says he won't go to the Grammys if Frank Ocean's not nominated

Why this actress wasn't embarrassed by nude photo leak

Leslie Jones source Bang

'If you wanna see Leslie Jones naked, just ask,' she said

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Hit songwriter's Noosa mansion on market

SPECIAL PLACE: The Cintamani estate is going to tender, marketed by Tom Offermann Real Estate.

Is this Queensland's best property?

Kiwi siblings snap up Dotcom mansion for $32.5m

The new toy company owners of the Coatesville mansion want replace any controversy with positivity and fun. Photo / Barfoot and Thompson

The trio paid $32.5 million for the property in June

New $200 million development will create 580 jobs

Cassie And Josh with baby Alfie and daughter Andee. They have bought at new Lennox Head development Epiq.

Majority of new positions will be given to Northern Rivers locals

Cherrabah's mega resort plans axed

PLANS for a massive development at Cherrabah have been scrapped.

Dusit Thani finance crisis 'just a small hiccup'

ON TRACK: Springfield Land Chairman, Maha Sinnathamby, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale, Developer Richard Turner and Springfield Land Deputy Chairman, Bob Sharpless, at the recent resort sod turning ceremony.

Property developer says project remains firmly on track