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

#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. Unfortunately this saturation does mean that some sports don’t get anywhere [...]

#39) Kadeena Cox

#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 Queen B and her bandmates at their very best, showing women [...]

#37) Laura Gallagher

#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 a career full of extreme highs and, sometimes, extreme lows. No-one [...]

#24) Sammi Kinghorn

#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 wheelchair racer has achieved, not just on the track but in [...]

#3) Laura Muir

#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 or focus on more than one project at once. Our brains [...]