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Sydney University Sports Scholarship holder Emma Jeffcoat has enjoyed a successful stint at the ITU World Triathlon Championships in London, coming away with silver and bronze medals in Under 19 events.

Jeffcoat was selected in the Australian Junior team for the world triathlon grand finals in two events.

In the World Aquathon Championship, incorporating a 1km swim and a 5km run, she came second to countrywoman Natalea Smith, after recording the fastest swim leg.

Smith (33min 53 sec) won the gold medal from Jeffcoat (33:59), with Great Britain’s Lauren York (35:42) collecting the bronze.

Jeffcoat backed up three days later to win bronze in the women’s Under 19 World Triathlon Championship, which incorporated a 750m swim, a 20km bicycle leg and a 5km run.

US triathlete Malia Ellington won the event in 1:11.42, from Australia’s Elyse Foster (1:12.57) and Jeffcoat (1:13.46). Jeffcoat recorded the fastest swim leg of 9min 36sec  in the event.

Jeffcoat attended St Luke’s Grammar School at Dee Why on Sydney’s northern beaches before enrolling in a Bachelor of Advanced Nursing degree at the University of Sydney this year.

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