Tag: Great Britain

Okoro hoping for Tokyo swansong as she prepares to give her all in 2020

It was upon belatedly receiving her Olympic bronze medal in 2018 that Marilyn Okoro realised she still had more to give athletics. Ten years after being part of the 4x400m quartet that initially finished fifth in Beijing, Okoro – alongside Christine Ohuruogu, Kelly Sotherton…

The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019

At the end of another groundbreaking year for women’s sport, The 52’s Will Moulton (WM), Alasdair Hooper (AHp), Alex Horowitz (AHz), Ollie Godden (OG), Julia Cook (JC) and Shona McCallin (SMc) have collated their favourite moments of 2019. And in case you missed it,…

Fallon Sherrock is making PDC history but darts has a long way to go yet

Following Fallon Sherrock’s two historic victories at the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship, Ollie Godden explains how darts still has a long way to go when it comes to encouraging women to play the game. As Fallon Sherrock stepped up to the oche on…

“Hockey is a flagship team sport & pioneer for athletic equality”

In her first piece for The 52, England and GB international Tess Howard reviews her favourite hockey moments of 2019 and explains why they show the sport has a blueprint for gender equality that all other should follow. To legitimise women’s sport, it is…

Trampoline World Championships Special: Bryony Page

Bryony Page’s beaming smile after she completed her second trampoline routine at Rio 2016 was for many the highlight of that year’s Olympics. To see an athlete so completely overwhelmed with emotion after producing the performance of a lifetime is a memory that will…

Trampoline World Championships Special: Izzy Songhurst

Image Credit: British Gymnastics You know an athlete is a special talent when they are winning World Championship medals in their teenage years. Great Britain trampolinist Izzy Songhurst is one of those, having helped her country to a team bronze at the 2017 Trampoline,…

Trampoline World Championships Special: Kat Driscoll

Image Credit: British Gymnastics As she prepares to compete at her 11th World Championships, there are no signs that Kat Driscoll will be giving up trampolining anytime soon. Described by team-mate and The 52 writer Laura Gallagher as a legend of the sport, come January…

Is Sophie Hahn one of the greatest British athletes this era?

(Image Credit: British Athletics) Paralympic champion. Five-time European champion. Seven-time World champion. Throw in a Commonwealth title, a Paralympic silver medal and two world records and it’s easy to see why we’re asking if Sophie Hahn is one of the greatest British athletes of…

Lionesses’ Wembley extravaganza epitomised #BeSeenBeHeardBeInspired; now we need all sports to get on board

“Daddy, I think I want to be a goalkeeper.” This was the heartwarming statement made by a young girl sat behind me as nearly 78,000 people watched the Lionesses take on Germany at Wembley at the weekend. Despite being no older than six, she…

The remarkable rise of GB women’s basketball

Great Britain’s women’s basketball team are ‘on the cusp of something special’. These are the words of Basketball England CEO Stewart Kellett. And he’s not wrong. In 2017, they failed to reach for the main draw at the Women’s EuroBasket event. In 2018, they…