Wonder Women: Summer of Sport

There has been a long battle for women’s sports to get the same recognition as men’s, but as I write this blog we are in the midst of something of a revolution. It’s been a long time coming! A staggering 25.4...

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: 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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