Olympic Girls: Paralympics 2016 – IPC Athletics

Hannah Cockroft Hannah began competing in various wheelchair sports when she was in school and ended up winning a silver medal in the seated discus at the UK School Games. The British Paralympics Association held a talent day which was where she first tried an elite...

Olympic Girls: Paralympics 2016 – IPC Swimming Teams

Ellie Simmonds Ellie earned international attention at the Beijing Games in 2008 when aged just 13 she won two gold medals (in the 100m and 400m freestyle events). Ellie also competed in three other events at the Games and her hard work was rewarded further when she...

Olympic Girls: Florence Griffith Joyner

Florence Griffith Joyner is one of the most flamboyant female athletes the world had ever seen, as well as one of the most successful. She grew up in the Watts area of Los Angeles as the seventh of eleven children. She began competing at athletics events while she was...

Olympic Girls: Allyson Felix

In Rio Allyson Felix won two gold and one silver medal but success at the Olympics is nothing new for her. She is tied with Marlene Ottey as the most decorated female track and field star of all time with a total of nine medals to her name. Allyson was a prolific...

Olympic Girls: Michelle Carter

A discussion the other night amongst my friends showed why the Olympics matter – we all agreed that for two weeks every four years we sit glued to the TV watching sports that we normally wouldn’t watch if they were being held in our back gardens. Some of the most...

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