Emma LOMBARDI

Emma LOMBARDI

Emma LOMBARDI Born on 12 September 2001 (22 years old) in Chambéry (Savoie, 73) 

DISCIPLINE:

Triathlon Club : Vals du Dauphiné Olympic

 ACHIEVEMENTS :

  • 2023 : World number 3
  • 2022 : World Champion in mixed relay
  • 2021 : U23 World Champion

In triathlon – a sport that generally takes time to master – Emma Lombardi is an exception to the rule. In just two years, from 2021 to 2022, she went from World Champion in the U23 category to World champion in mixed relay. In 2023, she became the world number three at the World Triathlon Cup though this is only her second season as a Senior. 

Emma began swimming at the age of five and discovered the triathlon around the age of ten. she fully committed to the sport relatively late when she was in secondary school. Her performances among the various disciplines in the Junior (U20) and Espoir (U23) categories quickly earned her a place among the best young triathletes in France and worldwide.

Emma joined the professional circuit in 2022 with a 4th place in the first stage of the World Series, followed by her first podium for the Cagliari stage (Italy). These results quickly paved the way for her to join the French national team. At the Senior Championships, she shone in the French mixed relay, and her team won the world title.

Throughout 2023, the young Savoy native has continued to rise, particularly in cycling and running. She is confirming her place among the world’s best triathletes. A “rising star”, a “gifted athlete”, a “young talent”, a “prodigy”: Emma’s precocious flair is unanimously recognised. At the end of 2023, she is the only triathlete in the Top 20 to have been born in the 21st century. While Emma is expected for the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, she would like to gain experience at the 2024 Olympics and why not reach the podium.

In 2024, I hope to perform, of course, both individually and as part of the team. The French team is lucky to count a number of athletes who are high performers on the world circuit. But I also hope to make the most of this unique opportunity to participate in the Olympics at home in France.
Though I want to improve stepby-step, this incredible experience would really help me grow and aiming higher!

Follow Emma’s journey to Paris 2024