Emma Twigg

Emma Twigg (born 1 March 1987 in Napier, New Zealand) is a New Zealand rower. She competed in the single scull at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. She was selected to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she finished fourth.[1]

Emma Twigg
Emma Twigg, 2010.jpg
Twigg in 2010
Personal information
NationalityNew Zealand
Born (1987-03-01) 1 March 1987 (age 33)
Napier, New Zealand
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb)
CountryNew Zealand
Event(s)Single sculls
ClubHawkes Bay RC


Twigg took 2015 off from rowing and completed a FIFA Master in Management, Law, and Humanities of Sport (building on an undergraduate degree from the University of Waikato.[2]

She took time off from rowing again after the 2016 Summer Olympics, and was employed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Switzerland.

She returned to competitive rowing in 2019, in a bid to qualify for the 2020 Olympics and is part of the New Zealand international team competing in the single sculls. Twigg won the 2019 Princess Royal Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta. [3]


  1. ^ "Emma Twigg". International Rowing Federation. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  2. ^ Leggat, David (23 August 2014). "Rowing: It's academic as Twigg seeks gold". APNZ.
  3. ^ Anderson, Ian (23 November 2017). "World champions remain absent". The Press. p. B8. Retrieved 24 November 2017.

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Preceded by
Rebecca Spence
Halberg Awards – Emerging Talent Award
Succeeded by
Jossi Wells