Tag: Rio 2016

McCallin ready to use Euros pain to ensure GB qualify for Tokyo 2020

Rio 2016 hockey gold medallist Shona McCallin explains how she and her England team-mates will be using their Euros disappointment to ensure GB qualify for Tokyo 2020. I’m back! Back on the international hockey scene after 17 months out of the game and back…

The track and field stars hitting back against body shamers

With the 2019 World Athletics Championships well underway, Julia Cook takes a look into the issues of body shaming that have become more and more prevalent in track and field over recent years. There’s no doubt about it, Eilish McColgan is having a sensational…

#52) GB Hockey

What better way to round off our year-long journey than with the team that ignited my passion to try and bring about gender equal sports media coverage? I was one of around 10 million people watching Great Britain’s women win a stunning gold medal…

#51) Bianca Walkden & Jade Jones

Who would’ve thought ten years ago that Great Britain would be one of the world’s leading contenders in the sport of Taekwondo? Indeed, how many of us had even heard of it back then? Yet now our nation currently boasts a roster of international…

#49) Emily Nicholl

Emily Nicholl is the true epitome of someone who never gave up on their dreams. In just a few weeks’ time the 25-year-old will be hoping to step onto the court of Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena as Scotland begin their Netball World Cup campaign…

#48) GB’s Para-canoeists, Para-triathletes, Para-cycling & Wheelchair Tennis Stars

One of the best things about summer is the vast number of sporting events for armchair fans to indulge ourselves in. The last week epitomised this perfectly – it seemed as though everywhere you looked there was a major international or domestic event happening….

#43) Emily Muskett & Zoe Smith

Despite being a nation full of gym buffs, when it comes to competitive weightlifting Great Britain’s record is remarkably average. Since the rebirth of the Olympic movement back in 1896 we have won a total of seven medals – the last being a bronze…

#39) Kadeena Cox

“I’m a survivor; I’m not gonna give up; I’m not gonna stop; I’m gonna work harder. I’m a survivor; I’m gonna make it; I will survive; keep on surviving.” There can be no doubting how empowering this chart-topping hit from Destiny’s Child is. It’s…

#37) Laura Gallagher

Photo credit: Mike Driscoll “I just felt like a failure. I thought I’d failed at what I’d been trying to do and not only had I not achieved what I wanted, I just didn’t feel able to do anything.” Being a professional athlete is…

#34) Katy Daley-McLean

There isn’t much that can be said about Katy Daley-McLean that hasn’t been uttered on numerous occasions already. The caytoo athlete has been an icon of English rugby for more than a decade, inspiring thousands of women and young girls the length and breadth…