Ever since Katarina Johnson-Thompson broke Jessica Ennis’ British junior heptathlon record in Italy last May, the Liverpudlian has been tipped as the Olympic champion’s natural successor.
Ahead of this weekends UCI BMX Supercross World Cup at the new Manchester track, Sportsister caught up with rising star Abbie Taylor and Olympic veteran Shanaze Reade to hear all about the new facility, plus a little bit of insider info into the two riders.
Sky Sports Living for Sport athlete mentor, Lesley Owusu has her sights firmly set on Glasgow 2014. Having missed out on selection for the London 2012 Olympic Games with an Achilles tendon injury, the World, Commonwealth and European sprinter is back in training and inspired to get back to her best.
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With the start of the 2013 FA Women’s Super League season just a few days away, Sportsister spoke to Jill Scott (Everton) and Fara Williams (Liverpool) about the game, the teams and the players to watch.
Footballing legend Faye White looks ahead to this summers UEFA Women’s Champions League final that will take place at Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea Football Club. This is a fantastic opportunity to catch some top level women’s football, and fingers crossed our last remaining home team Arsenal will be in action!
To celebrate the amazing achievements of our female sports stars and to ensure their performances remain in the public eye, Sportsister has launched a special video project called ‘My Favourite Moment In Women’s Sport’. This video features one of our newest World Champion Track Cyclists – Elinor Barker
To celebrate the amazing achievements of our female sports stars and to ensure their performances remain in the public eye, Sportsister has launched a special video project called ‘My Favourite Moment In Women’s Sport’. This video features Jake Humphrey – Sports presenter and anchorman.
Although this year’s European Indoor Championships are not in Lynsey Sharp’s game plan, she is looking forward to taking to the track in Birmingham on Saturday to put her training under new coach Terrence Mahon to the test.
A London 2012 Gamesmaker has earnt a place on the GB Paralympic canoe training squad for Rio. Mother of two Anne Dickins has, in just seven weeks, gone from a total novice in a canoe to being named in the squad after a chance encounter with development coach Colin Radmore at the London Games.
Ahead of her jetting off to the States for the Cleveland Classic, we caught up with World Number 3 and England and European Number 1 Laura Massaro to see how she’s been getting on and to talk about the future of squash.