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Emma Foy

Emma Foy

Name Emma Foy
Sport Para cycling
Date of Birth
6 April 1989
Coach Jono Hailstone
Resides Cambridge
Occupation Student
Classification B/VI
Impairment (Disability)
Visual impairment
 Paralympian # 194 - Rio 2016

Major International Results
2016 Rio Paralympic Games Silver – Women’s Individual B Pursuit
Bronze – Women’s B Road Race
4th – Women’s B Kilo
4th – Women’s B Road Time Trial
2016 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships Gold - Women's B 3km Pursuit
4th - Women's B 1km Time Trial
2015 UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships Silver – Women’s B Time Trial
Silver – Women’s B Road Race
2015 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships Gold - Women’s B 3km Pursuit
Bronze – Women’s B 1km Time Trial
2014 UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships Silver – Women’s B Time Trial
5th – Women’s B Road Race
2014 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships Gold and World Record - Women’s B 3km Pursuit
Bronze – Women’s B 250m Sprint
4th – Women’s B 1km Time Trial
2013 UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships Bronze – Women’s B Road Time Trial
4th - Women’s B Road Race

World Titles

World Champion 2016 - Women’s B 3km Pursuit (Track)

World Champion 2015 - Women’s B 3km Pursuit (Track)

World Champion 2014 - Women’s B 3km Pursuit (Track)


Profile

The Dargaville-born athlete, Emma Foy who tried a range of sports including karate and athletics in her younger days, was instructing a spin-class at Marina Fitness in Auckland’s Half Moon Bay when a client suggested she try out for Para cycling.


Curious as to how she would go and naturally competitive, Emma took up the challenge and after impressing at a Paralympics New Zealand Talent Identification camp in early 2013 she was fast-tracked on to the High Performance programme. 

She quickly adapted to the training demands and within months the psychology graduate snared a bronze medal in the Time Trial at the 2013 UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships alongside pilot Gabrielle Vermunt.


In 2014 she teamed up with a new pilot, Laura Thompson, and the combination has worked like a charm. The pair secured gold in a world record time at the 2014 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships in Mexico.


Then later that year it was silver in the Time Trial at the UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships.  Emma started her 2015 international season with gusto successfully defending her World Champion title on the track in the Women’s B 3km Pursuit. Most recently Emma and Laura went on to win their third consecutive World Champion title at the 2016 UCI Para Cycling Track World Championships once again in the Women's B 3km Pursuit.


The world class tandem pairing then went on to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in four events. For Emma this was her Paralympic debut and for Laura her second Paralympic Games. They won two medals; a silver in the Women's Individual B Pursuit and bronze in the Women's B Road Race. Their achievements contributed to the stunning performance of the New Zealand Paralympic Team that won 21 medals across 12 individual medallists in 2016 (9 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze). The Team finished first in the world per capita and 13th in the world overall (previous best: 16th).

About Emma

Classification means…

B/VI
Tandem TB: Cyclists with visual impairment race on a tandem with a sighted cyclist (pilot) sitting in the front. Cyclists with visual impairment either have a low visual acuity (less than 6/60) and/or a visual field less than 20 degrees radius.


Classification

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