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Olympic Information

  • 2008 Beijing - 22nd

Recent Performances

  • 2nd - 2012 Triathlon World Championship Series (San Diego, USA)
  • 1st - 2012 Triathlon World Championship Series (Sydney, Australia)
  • 1st - 2012 Mooloolaba World Cup (Mooloolaba, Australia)
  • 3rd - 2012 Oceania Championships (Devonport, Australia)
  • 7th - 2011 Triathlon World Championship Series (Hamburg, Germany)
  • 8th - 2011 Triathlon World Championship Series (Kitzbuehel, Austria)
  • 5th - 2011 Triathlon World Cup (Ishigaki, Japan)

Career Highlights

  • Becoming the U/23 World Triathlon Champion in Switzerland, 2006
  • Becoming the Australian Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon Champion and the Oceania Olympic Distance Triathlon Champion in 2007
  • Being a part of my first Olympic Team in Beijing, 2008.

Interesting Facts

  • Erin Densham competed in swimming and cross country at state level when at school and decided to combine her strengths at 16 when she took up triathlon. She announced herself on the world triathlon scene when she won the U/23 World Championship in Switzerland.
  • Winning the Traithlon Australia Emerging Athlete of the Year in 2007, Densham went on to compete at her first Olympic Games in Beijing alongside Emma Snowsill and Emma Moffat, where she finished 22nd on debut.
  • In 2009, Densham collapsed and was pulled from the water at a triathlon in Des Moines, Iowa. Densham was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia (racing heartbeat) and was forced to drop out of several major competitions and eventually have surgery.
  • Making a remarkable recovery, Densham proved herself at the 2010 French Triathlon Club Championships with a series of consistent performances that saw her Olympic dream back on track.
  • She had an exceptional start to 2012 running third in the Oceania Championship and the Sydney World Championship, before winning the Mooloolaba Triathlon. She confirmed herself as one of Australia's leading medal hopes when she claimed silver at the second round of the World Series in San Diego.


Years on national team


Primary Training Base

Melbourne, Australia

Secondary Training Base

Aix Les Bains (France)


Victorian Institute of Sport, Melbourne



Ruse Primary School (NSW, Australia)


John Therry Catholic High School (NSW, Australia)


Certificate 3 in Fitness

Triathlon Team

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