Olympic Girls: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

This Friday (August 12th) Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will take the track in Rio looking to make history. She will compete in the 100m sprint heats aiming to win the title for a third consecutive Olympics. Jamaica has a long history of having successful track and field...

Olympic Girls: Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Today’s athletes tend to focus on one sport in order to excel at it – Mildred (Babe) Didrikson Zaharias managed to excel at three diverse sports. Mildred was born in 1911 and would go on to claim that she earned the nickname ‘Babe’ because of the number of...

Olympic Girls: Katie Taylor

Long before the London Olympics in 2012, Katie Taylor was on track to becoming Ireland’s greatest ever boxer. If she wins gold in Rio she will go down as one of Ireland’s greatest ever athletes. Katie began boxing at the age of 11 in St. Fergal’s Boxing Club in...

Olympic Girls: Jessica Ennis-Hill

In Rio next month, Jessica Ennis-Hill aims to make history as the first British woman to successfully defend a track and field title at the Olympics. She won the gold medal at the London Olympics on a night that was known as ‘Super Saturday’. The London Olympics...

Olympic Girls: Jenny Thompson

The beauty of the Olympic Games is that it is an amateur event. Sure, many of the top athletes have million dollar endorsement deals with athletic companies and some participate in professional competitions throughout the year (tennis and basketball being two prime...

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