CLOSE NSW’s Emily Jamgotchian wins the Intermediate Female.
CLOSE NSW’s Emily Jamgotchian wins the Intermediate Female. Matthew Mcinerney

Emily’ shows she's got it in close intermediate victory

EMILY Jamgotchian may have battled exhaustion on her way to the finish line but nothing was going to wipe the smile from her face.

The 16-year-old New South Wales champion can now add a national title to her record after her two-second win yesterday.

The strong swimmer had an inkling she had a good chance for victory when she was on the bike leg, as previous knowledge of her rivals' running ability gave her a much-needed confidence boost.

"On the bike, after we caught the front pack, I knew those runners and I felt I had a good chance," she said.

"I'm really happy with that.

"I came in wanting to podium but I'm happy to win. I felt fit and strong coming into it."

The run to the finish was a few seconds Jamgotchian will savour for a long time to come.

Intermediate female

1. Emily Jamgotchian (NSW)

2. Caitlin Knight (WA)

3. Samantha Whitting (Qld)