Emily Arthur is an Australian snowboarder that competes in the snowboard halfpipe discipline. She was selected for her second Australian Olympic team for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games.
Hailing from Woronora Heights in the Sutherland Shire, Emily was just shy of her 14th birthday when she qualified for her first world cup in 2013. The following year she claimed bronze at the junior world championships, before advancing to the 2015 World Snowboard Championships in Austria where she placed 16th.
At the 2016 Youth Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway, Emily was given the honour of being the opening ceremony flag bearer. She went on to win silver in the snowboard halfpipe and also to compete in the snowboard slopestyle where she placed a commendable 15th.
The 2016/17 season saw Emily finish in the top 20 in all world cup events contested and a 10th place finish at the Olympic Test Event in Phoenix, PyeongChang, before ending the season with an impressive 17th place finish at the world championships in Spain, and a 19th place ranking on the halfpipe world standings. At the 2017 Secret Garden World Cup, Emily qualified for her first final where she finished in sixth place.
Emily made her Olympic debut at age 18 at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang where she was the best-placed Australian female in the snowboard halfpipe – advancing to the final and finishing in 11th place.
The NSW Institute of Sport Scholarship holder went on to place 13th and 12th at the 2018/2019 World Cup events in Copper Mountain, USA, and Calgary, Canada respectively.
Competing at her second Olympics at the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games, Emily finished 14th in the women’s snowboard halfpipe final.