Emily Batty may consider herself a “girly girl” but that doesn’t mean she isn’t a tough competitor. She made her Olympic debut at London 2012, racing just days after breaking her right collarbone in training. She was taped up and pushed through the pain to finish 24th. Batty had been enjoying a breakthrough season leading up to the Games, reaching the World Cup podium for the first time in March 2012 in what was just her second season as an elite racer. She continued her rise in 2014, winning silver at the Commonwealth Games behind teammate Catharine Pendrel and finishing a career-high sixth at the UCI World Championships.
Family: Parents Rick and Cindy Batty… Husband Adam Morka is also her coach and professional mountain biker… Older brothers Eric and Mark… Younger sister Charlotte… Grew up on a cattle farm… Getting into the Sport: Followed her older brothers into mountain biking at age 10… All of the Batty children were competitive racers… Outside Interests: Enjoys gardening, home decorating, moto dirt biking and riding trail bikes in places like Moab, Utah… Affiliated with Pfaff Porsche Hero Ride, a 250km trip (Toronto-Collingwood) in support of Bridgepoint Active Healthcare and Coast to Coast Against Cancer Foundation… Odds and Ends: Always wears a pearl necklace that used to belong to her mom from when she was a teenager dating her father… Fave motto: Karma! To always give and send good energy/intentions. See the good in everything you do… Spends winters training in Tucson…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
OG: 2012 – 24th
CWG: 2014 – SILVER
UCI WCh: 2014 – 6th; 2013 – 17th; 2012 – 18th; 2011 – 8th; 2010 – 5th (U23); 2009 – 11th (U23)