Tag: Tokyo 2020

England Inspired, Now It’s Up To Us To Ensure Lionesses’ World Cup Legacy Lives On

21:53 – the time last night when the tears of a nation started flowing as the final whistle was blown on England’s 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign. It was a heart wrenching, soul destroying moment, seeing those 23 athletes whom we’ve come to…

#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…

#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…

#24) Sammi Kinghorn

Ask any journalist to recount everything they’ve written and it is almost guaranteed they won’t be able to remember the majority. But every now and again there is one that sticks with you forever. For me that’s the tale of Sammi Kinghorn. What the…

#3) Laura Muir

Most brains function in such a way that the ability to concentrate on more than one thing at a time is incredibly challenging. And that’s not just multi-tasking either – very few are capable of being able to hold down more than one job…

#1) Stephanie Inglis & Louise Renicks

So here it is, the first iteration of The 52 and we are starting with the uplifting story of two Scottish judoka who have battled back from despair to join forces at the 2018 European Veteran Judo Championships. Four years after both medalled at…

First England goal for Surbiton’s Hannah Martin as she strikes against Argentina at Olympic Park

Surbiton Hockey Club’s Hannah Martin fulfilled a lifetime ambition by scoring on her home international debut in front of a boisterous home crowd last Saturday (June 10). Appearing on the internationals stage for just the fifth time, Martin converted a clever penalty corner routine…