Tag: Tokyo 2020

Heat, storms & goals – McCallin reflects on first tour of 2020

Shona McCallin looks back on an exciting tour for GB Hockey to Australia and New Zealand and how it felt to make her FIH Hockey Pro League debut, score her first GB goal and make her 50th appearance. It’s crunch time for a lot…

Forget the Nike controversy, can we just accept Jemma Reekie for the exceptional talent she is?

Photo credit: British Athletics Jemma Reekie is a track and field superstar in the making. The middle distance runner has shot to prominence this indoor season, smashing three records in the last month. She also took 1500m victory in the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix…

Sugar hoping for sweet success at Tokyo 2020

Laura Sugar is one of those athletes you can’t help but be jealous of. Many of us can only dream of being skilled enough to play for our country in one sport. Sugar has represented hers in three. She made her debut for Wales’…

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,…

“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: 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…

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…

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…

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…