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...

Appearance before ability?

Type “women in sport” into Google and third in the list of related searches is for “hottest women in sport.” Too often, women in sport are judged not by their abilities and achievements, but by their appearance. BBC commentator John Inverdale was heavily...

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