Emily Batty’s Olympic debut at London 2012 was one to remember as she competed with a broken collarbone sustained in a training crash in the week leading up to the Olympic race. Pushing through the pain, she finished 24th. Batty had enjoyed a strong start to the 2012 season, including her first career World Cup podium when she finished second in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in March.
In 2011, she finished eighth at the World Championships. Batty also had a fourth-place and a sixth-place finish in World Cup events in 2011.
Raised on a cattle farm, Batty hails from a cycling family. A self-proclaimed “girly girl”, while racing she always wears a white pearl necklace that she found in her mother’s jewelry box when she was 11.