Throwback Thursday: Inside the Pros’ Bikes – Emily Batty, 2017

In 2016, Emily traveled to Brazil for her second shot at the Olympics. She was in fourth place in the final lap in Rio and was gaining on Pendrel but couldn’t close the gap. She finished in fourth place, 2 seconds behind her teammate. Catharine picked up the bronze medal for Canada. Emily could have been happy with a fourth-place finish, but she wasn’t. She was battling to win an Olympic medal. If the opportunity comes again, she’ll fight even harder. And next time, if all goes well, she’ll be going for the gold. It’s never an easy ride to the top, but Emily isn’t the type to give up.

Rider Profile

Name: Emily Batty
Nickname: “I don’t have one, actually.” Birthdate: June, 16, 1988. Birthplace: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Height: 160cm (5 feet 3 inches)
Weight: 48 kilograms (106 pounds)
Shoe size: 36
Helmet size: Small
Marital status: Married
Current home: Brooklin,
Ontario House: Four-bedroom house on a couple of acres
Cars: Pfaff Auto, Porsche Macan S, Pfaff Auto Toyota Tundra TRD Pro Started racing: Age 13
Turned pro: Age 20
Racing specialty: XCO, climbing and technical
Favorite course (North America): Mont-Sainte-Anne
Favorite course (Europe): Andorra
Favorite food: Steak
Goals: To win a World Cup, a World Championship title and an Olympic medal
Heroes: Ken Roczen, Simon Sinek, Janni Delér
Favorite recording artist: A Tribe Called Red
Favorite movie: MX Nation Season One
Favorite hobbies: Dirt biking, gardening, beach life
Jobs held (other than racer): Newspaper route
Most embarrassing moment: Can’t remember. Probably something ridiculous.
Always takes on a trip: iPhone
What you would be if you were not a racer: A racer in another sport. Perhaps women’s Supercross, Snowcross or Porsche GT3 Cup cars.


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