American Show Jumper Callan Solem from Chester Springs, PA has reached a milestone in her career by being named to the long list for this summer's Rio Olympic Games with VDL Wizard. The partnership secured their spot when finishing as the highest placed U.S. rider in the top ten at the Longines FEI World Cup Finals in Gothenburg in March. Callan and Wizard now face a European tour of observation events before the team is announced in July. Find out more about Callan on her website here and see the full U.S. Show Jumping long list here. Visit our website at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
Scottish-born Joanne Hamilton-Vale has been a life-long sportswoman, mainly on the water, and in recent years she has successfully focused on the latest sporting craze of Stand-Up Paddleboarding. With numerous wins and top placings to her credit, including the 11 Cities endurance events, Jo is now aiming for her biggest challenge when she attempts the grueling 715 kilometre race in Canada's 2016 Yukon River Quest. Find out what this entails and how Jo is training for the ultimate endurance SUP race. Visit us at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
Two-time Ironman Champion Sara Gross & Canadian Team Rugby Player Maria Samson are joined this month by Kayaker Haley Daniels to talk about her season with National Team Trials coming up in May and how Kayaking will soon become an Olympic sport. Find out how this Vegan athlete is sharing her recipes too. Bobsleigh Pilot Alysia Rissling shares her experiences of competing on the European circuit for the first time, why there are so few women in the sport, equality in its ranks, and how the weight class has affected women in the sport. Plus the latest news headlines in soccer, track & field, rugby, swimming, diving, rowing, CAAWS and more. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
US Ski Racer Jessica Kelley and Triathlete Whitney Powell talk softball with U.S. Softball Player Amanda Chichester sharing her insight into the sport in the U.S. and the Olympic movement as well as Japan's development in the sport, which could trigger its return to the Games in 2010. Plus a review of the World Cup Alpine Skiing and looking ahead to off-season activities as well as the major sports news including an update on Meldonium, the Zika Virus and equal pay for women in sport. Visit us as www.wispsports.com and follow us on our social media channels @WiSP Sports.
Portrait of a Legend celebrates the lives of elite sportswomen who have become icons while impacting other areas of women in sport. In this archived interview that was recorded in 2011, Chris Stafford talks to British Sheila Willcox who was a pioneer in the sport of Eventing. She became the first woman to achieve international success paving the way for women to be included in the Olympic Games. Her foundations in the Pony Club and the show ring launched a career which proved that men and women can compete on equal terms. She holds the record at Badminton Horse Trials for three consecutive wins from 1957-9. Sheila added individual and team European Championship titles to her record before a devastating fall resulting in a broken back changed the course of her career. She went on to focus on Grand Prix Dressage and later became coach to the Canadian Eventing Team leading up to the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. This is a story of determination and the will to overcome personal and professional adversity. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us @WiSP Sports.
Two-time Ironman Champion Sara Gross is joined by professional triathlete And mental health nurse Karen Thibodeau and PhD candidate and mental health expert Ingrid Handlovski to discuss the issues of addiction and depression as they relate to endurance sport. They also have interview with the 7th place finisher at Ironman World Championships and winner of Ironman Western Australia Sarah Piampiano. Visit WiSP Sports at www.wispsports.com and follow us @WiSP Sports.
Sailor Dee Caffari MBE is joined by her new co-host Laura Winter to bring all the latest news from the UK plus a great line up of guests. England Cricket Director Clare Connor reviews the ICC World Twenty20 Series, Author Sarah Shepherd talks about her new book Kicking Off; How Women in Sport Are Changing the Game, British rowers Katherine Grainger and Donna Etiebet discuss team preparation for the Olympic Games this summer as well as their own goals in the sport. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
On this month’s episode with Dee Caffari, MBE, British Paddler Jo Hamilton-Vale tells us about her latest Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Challenge in the Yukon, Canada. We also take the opportunity to catch up with British Figaro sailor Mary Rook to hear how her first solo sailing race went, and what the focus of her training is now ahead of the next race. Last month, Dee joined fellow former Team SCA Volvo Ocean Race sailor Sara Hastreiter with a mix of professional sailors and British celebrities on a Volvo Ocean 65 Yacht to raise over a million pounds for charity, and Sara tells us a little more about this week of ‘Hell on High Seas’. We also hear about some major sailing achievements by women and also have a coaching tip brought to you by another Magenta Project member and meteorologist Libby Greenhalgh from Weatherwhiz.
Zoe George is joined by Silver Ferns' Katrina Grant with guests: Triathlete Nicole van den Keey talking about her season so far and summer plans; Sports Psychologist Karen Nimmo has some great advice for athletes facing different hurdles in their career, and Rio bound sailor Jo Aleh talks about water conditions that are expected at the Olympic venue and the rest of the road to Rio. Plus a variety of news of Kiwi sportswomen including the White Ferns performance at the ICC World Twenty20 Series, netball, hockey, golf, upcoming events and interesting discussions on issues involving women in sport. Visit us online at wispsports.com and follow on social media channels @WiSP Sports.
British Duathlete Claire Steels is the current World Champion who will be defending her title this summer. Before that she is racing in the British Championship followed by the European Championship. She has already won all her races this year in preparation for the three championships. And all this with less than two years experience in the sport. Claire tells us how and why she took up Duathlon and the sports that paved the way for her. Visit us online at wispsports.com and follow us on all social media channels @WiSP Sports.
Beth Davis in Melbourne and Danielle Warby in Sydney bring you the latest news of Australian women from a variety of sports including netball, canoeing, soccer, equestrian, taekwondo, table-tennis plus who has qualified for the Rio Olympic Games. Kayakers Alyssa Bull and Alyce Burnett are two athletes that have secured their ticket to Rio in the K2, and they share the story of their Olympic campaign. Visit us at wispsports.com for news updates, videos and much more and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
Sara Gross & Maria Samson return with a great line-up and the latest news of Canadian women in sport. Double Olympic Alpine Skier and Ski Cross athlete turned Track Cyclist Georgia Simmerling shares her Olympian campaign. Paralympic triathlete Christine Robbins and her guide Sasha Bolton talk about their partnership and competition plans. Ice Hockey goalie Delayne Brian talks about her season and Sole Girls Founder Ashley Wiles explains how their program helps develop girl's confidence. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
In this WiSP Sports latest Podcast: Portrait of a Legend, we celebrate the lives of women around the world who have become icons in their sports. We begin with an archived interview of Chris Stafford talking to U.S. Team Show Jumper, Marathon Runner and Pilot, Kathy Kusner.
Jessica Kelley @cadia34 and Whitney Powell @IronWhillWhit talk to young Eventing talent and Volleyball player Patience O'Neill about being a rising star in two very different sports and how she combines those schedules. Chris Stafford stops by to talk World Cup Skiing with Jess, and share an update on all things WiSP Sports. Plus the hot topics in sport are discussed including doping and the latest findings on concussion in athletes. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us @WiSP Sports.
Nicci Daly has successfully combined playing field hockey for Ireland while pursuing her career as a motor racing engineer and this year, when she returns from playing in a tournament in New Zealand, she will be spending the summer in the pits in Indianapolis. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
Jessica Fox, 21, is a three-time Canoeing World Champion and Olympic Games Silver Medalist who has secured her ticket to represent Australia at the Rio Olympic Games in Kayaking. The daughter of Richard & Myriam Fox, Jess has continued the family tradition and shares her journey of how she came up through the ranks to establish herself as a leading athlete in both sports. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
Chris Stafford circles back to her own sport with the launch of a new podcast: The Horse Show in which she interviews the stars of equestrian sport. In this first episode she talks to British Eventing's Emily King @emilykingg_ who will be riding in her first Badminton Horse Trials this spring under the watchful eye of the team selectors as she has been named to the long list for the Rio Olympic Games with her 14 year old partner Brookleigh. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us @WiSP Sports.
Zoe George @producer_zoe is joined by guest co-host and former international White Ferns cricketer Lucy Doolan @lucy_doolan in this month's episode of WiSP World NZ. Their guests are New Zealand's ace Pole Vaulter Eliza McCartney talking about her Rio campaign. Cricket umpire Cathy Cross talks about being named as one of two women to officiate in the upcoming T20 Series in India, and Carol Hicks reflects on being recognized as the 2015 World Archery Volunteer of the Year. Visit us at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media channels @WiSP Sports.
Sara Gross talks to Traharn Chidely who is a British Mountain Bike Racer with the Bird Sealskinz Factory Racing Team which is competing in European rounds of the Enduro World Series, plus a handful of UK national series this year. Alongside her mountain biking and chasing summers around the globe, she loves running and competing in off road marathons and Fell runs. Traharn tells her very personal story of how sport became her salvation during a difficult relationship enabling her to redefine her life and who she truly is as a person. Visit us at www.wispsports.com and on social media channels @WiSPsports.
Beth Davis @bethdavis10 presents this month's WiSP World Australia with Olympic long distance runner Eloise Welling @Elzywellings sharing her training program, competition schedule and dreams of making her second Olympic Games. Eloise also talks about combining parenthood with training and how she founded Love Mercy to help Ugandans claim basic human rights. Beth also has all the latest news of Australian athletes performances around the world. Visit WiSP Sports at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
WiSP World Canada is presented by Ironman Triathlete Sara Gross @SaraGross and Rugby Player Maria Samson @MariaSamson5 with a great line up including multi-medalist rowing duo Patricia Obee @obee1111 & Lindsey Jennerich @lindseyjenner who shares their season plans, Canadian squash professional Cornett @cornettsamantha tells us what's happening in the world of squash, and fresh back from Sao Paolo where the Canadian team beat New Zealand in the Rugby Sevens Series, Ghislaine Landry @ghis_landry talks about what that means to the team and what's next leading up to the Olympic Games in Rio. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on all our social media channels @WiSP Sports.
WiSP World UK this week is brought to you by Chris Stafford in Florida, Olympian and offshore sailor Annie Lush in Bermuda and Hockey Journalist Sarah Juggins in the UK. Team GB Physiotherapist Ashleigh Wallace talks about keeping British athletes in shape during their Olympic campaign and the latest technology that is used for peak performance. She also offers Annie some advice for her elbow rehab! Sarah has tons of news of women in sport around the world too - you find more detailed coverage on the website at www.wispsports.com. Follow us on our social media channels @WiSP Sports.
Sara Gross @saragross presents this month's IronWomen from Dubai. Sara's guest are World Ironman Champion Daniela Ryf (SUI) @danielaryf, two time World Long Course Champion Caroline Steffen (SUI) @caroline_xena, both members of the Bahrain Endurance Team. Sara also talks to Dina Altayab, an Arab Muslim athlete who is passionate about getting more women like herself involved in triathlon. Visit our all-new website at www.wispsports.com and follow us on all our social media channels @ WiSP Sports.
Chris Stafford and Whitney Powell co-host this week as U.S. rower Michelle Sechser stops by to talk about her career and Olympic campaign, what it takes to become a full-time athlete in the sport and the sacrifices in pursuit of Olympic glory. WiSP Presenter Sara Gross talks about gender equality issues currently making the news and shares the stories that she's been working on for the launch of WiSP Sports new website - www.wispsports.com - on February 15, 2016.
In the WiSP Sports exclusive series Transcending Sport, Sara Gross talks to American professional cyclist, activist and film maker Kathryn Bertine who is a driving force behind the movement for gender equality in cycling. Kathryn lives in Tucson Arizona and is the 6x St. Kitts and Nevis Champion & 3x Caribbean Champion. Visit WiSP Sports online here and follow us on social media at WiSPsports.
Record-breaking yachtswoman Dee Caffari MBE @DeeCaffari presents all the latest news of women in sailing and more. On this month’s episode we hear from British sailors Mary Rook @MaryRookSailing about her transition from Olympic sailing to solo offshore sailing; Annie Lush, a former Olympian and Team SCA crew member tells us about her move to the M32 fast catamaran that she’s racing in Bermuda and we also find out from Annie about the team for the World Match Racing Tour that’s having women racing for the first time. Dee takes a look at some major sailing achievements by women and also has a coaching tip brought to you by another Team SCA crew member and meteorologist Libby Greenhalgh @LibbyGreenhalgh from Weatherwhiz. Visit us at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSPsports.
Zoe George @producer_zoe from Radio New Zealand presents WiSP World NZ with Chris Stafford in Florida. Olympic and World Champion canoeist Lisa Carrington @LisaCarrington stops by to chat about her Rio campaign. Black Ferns Rugby player Georgia Hale talks about making her team debut and Louisa Wall MP discusses gender issues for women in New Zealand sport and what it will take to achieve equality. Join us on social media @WiSPsports and visit us at www.wispsports.com. Download the WiSP Sports Podcast from the iTunes store.
Beth Davis @BethDavis10 has a new co-host this week as Danielle Warby @daniellewarby joins WiSP World Australia to bring all the latest news in partnership with Australia's public broadcaster - SBS. They are joined by Aussie Diamond netball player Liz Watson @watson_lizzy to talk about the recent tour during which they beat arch rivals England. Beth and Danielle discuss the Australian Open tennis, the Aussie Stingers water polo team, cricket, football, athletics, basketball and who has recently qualified for the Rio Olympic Games. Visit us at www.wispsports.com and join WiSP Sports / @WiSPsports on social media.
WiSP World Canada this week is brought to you by Sara Gross @saragross in Dubai and Maria Samson @mariasamson5 in Calgary. Their guests are Canadian Skeleton Slider Jane Channell @janechannell who is aiming at the next Winter Olympic Games. Sara also spoke to Sarah Van Tine @vantinesarah from the Lougheed Leadership Center in Banff about a new initiative to develop a sport's program and wrestler Erica Wiebe stops by to talk about her Rio Olympic campaign. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com, download the podcast from iTunes and follow us on social media at WiSP Sports.
Jessica Kelley @cadia34 and Chris Stafford introduce Whitney Powell as a new co-host for WiSP World USA. Swimmer Sarah Bofinger @BofingerSarah shares her story of overcoming hip dysplasia to setting her sights on the Olympics in Tokyo 2020. Jess and Chris discuss the latest women's World Cup skiing races; the expectations and surprises so far the season. And we have the news headlines of women in sport. Visit us at www.wispsports.com and follow us on Facebook at WiSP Sports and Twitter @WiSP Sports. Download the podcast on iTunes.
British Crossfit athlete Lucy Majury has gone from being someone who hated sports to a powerlifting record holder in less than two years. She is now a personal trainer with very different personal goals and has an inspirational story for women who question fitness and body shape. Visit Lucy's website at http://personaltrainingwithlucy.com/ and follow her on Twitter @LucyMajury1664. Visit our website at www.wispsports.com and follow us on Facebook here and on Twitter @WiSPsports.
Dee Caffari MBE @deecaffari and Chris Stafford @WiSPsports present this week's WiSP World UK with guests Long Drive Champion Rebecca McGinley @bexmc1990 who tells us how she got into the sport and what her plans are for the year. World Heavyweight Taikwondo Champion Bianca Walkden @BiancaW_tkd stops by to tell us what it means to her to win he 2015 Athlete of the Year Award and shares her Rio Olympic campaign schedule. Laura Winter @lauracwinter joins the WiSP team to bring us all the latest news and issues in women's sports. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on Facebook here and on Twitter @WiSPSports.
The current World Champion; American Gretchen Johnson @gmj218, explains that Speedgolf is a relatively new sport in which the USA is leading the way and her main goal this year is to defend her title. British newcomer Kathy Leppard talks about her introduction to the sport and its accessibility for women of all ages to participate at some level. Learn more about international Speedgolf here and in the UK here Visit us at www.wispsports.com, post your comments on our Facebook page here and follow us on Twitter @wispsports.
WiSP World heads to New Zealand for the latest news including hockey, cricket, football and tennis with Zoe George @producer_zoe and Chris Stafford. Asia Pacific Ironman COO Jane Patterson ONZM tells us what it means to be recognized in the Queens New Years Honors and shares her views on equality for women in triathlon. Rowing World Champion Kelsey Bevan @kelseybevannz talks about her campaign to be on the 8's team for the Rio Olympic Games. WiSP Sports Presenter Sarah Gross @sarahgross stops by to tell us what's coming up on her shows. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com. Follow us on Facebook here and on Twitter @WiSPsports.
Dee Caffari MBE @deecaffari launches The Sailing Show with a stellar line up of sportswomen. She caught up with Stacey Jackson @StaceyJackAUS and Katie Spithill @katiespihill during the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney; and with Lizzy Foreman @LizzyRacing and Nikki Curwen @nyx88 fresh from the Mini Transat race. Endurance Swimmer Anna Wardley @annawardley tells us what motivates her and what lies ahead, and British Powerboat Race Shelley Jory-Leigh @shelleyjory talks about her comeback after a terrifying accident. Visit us at www.wispsports.com and follow us on Facebook at WiSP Sports and Twitter @WiSPsports.
Chris Stafford (USA) @WiSPsports Sara Gross @saragross (CAN) and Dee Caffari @deecaffari (UK) take a look back at the sporting highlights for women in 2015, the many great interviews with our wonderful guests from around the world, and make their selections for WiSP Sportswoman and Team of the Year. A very special thanks to everyone who has joined us this year and we look forward to 2016 as The Global Women's Sports Network because Women are The Future of Sport.
Beth Davis @bethdavis10 and Chris Stafford have the latest news from Down Under. Multi-sport Paralympic medalist Jessica Gallagher @jessgallagher86 is currently training in cycling with the aim of representing Australia at the Rio Olympic Games in 2016 tells us what it's like to prepare for Winter and Summer Olympic sports. Also bidding for another Olympics is BMX Biker Caroline Buchanan @CBuchanan68 who takes a look back on 2015. Beth announces her pick of WiSP World Sportswoman and Team of 2015. Join in the conversation on our Facebook page here and follow us on Twitter @WiSPsports.
Sara Gross @SaraGross presents this week’s WiSP World Canada with Chris Stafford. Guests include the Chicks that Rip Crashed Ice @crashedice team: Jacqueline Legere @jdleger, Tamara Kajah, and Katie Knezich, who are taking women’s sports to the next level. Canadian pair skater: 2015 World Champion and Olympic Silver Medalist Meagan Duhamel @mhjd_85 stops by to tell us about her winning year and what lies ahead. Canadian Soccer Coach Bev Preistman has our tip this week in partnership with the Female Coaching Network @FemaleCN. And finally; Sara has a surprise guest with some breaking news! Visit us at www.wisp.media, follow us on Facebook here and on Twitter @WiSPsports.
Sara Gross @saragross presents a new monthly show WiSP IronWomen which is all about Triathlon. This episode features some great performances of 2015. American Meredith Kessler @mbkessler recorded the fastest Ironman of the year, while the amazing Australian Kate Bevilaqua @katebevilaqua was the first woman to win an Ultra-distance Triathlon outright, beating the women and the men. Canadian Coach Marilyn Chychota shares her wisdom on how great performances are created in the sport of Triathlon. Follow us on Facebook here and on Twitter @WiSPsports.
Chris is joined by ski racer turned coach Jessica Kelley @cadia34 to review the FIS Ski World Cup @FISAlpine season with U.S. team member Leanne Smith who is recovering from a knee injury. They also discuss the importance of performance in sports bras! World Champion Junior Water Trick Skier Anna Gay, 16, shares her successes from another remarkable year in her young career. And WiSP Ambassador, 2015 Pan Am Gold Medalist Judoka Marti Malloy @martidamus stops by to chat about her Olympic campaign. Visit us online here and on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @WiSPsports.
British yachtswoman Dee Caffari MBE, who is the first woman to sail solo both ways around the world, talks to Sarah Outen MBE who has recently completed her circumnavigation of the globe by canoe, kayak and bike. This is a fascinating conversation between two pioneering sportswomen sharing experiences of their unique and daring adventures. You can also watch the video podcast here. Visit Dee online at www.deecaffari.co.uk and follow her on Facebook here and Twitter @DeeCaffari. Visit Sarah at www.sarahouten.com and follow her on Twitter @SarahOuten. Visit us at www.wisp.media and follow us on Facebook here and on Twitter @WiSPmedia.
Dee Caffari @DeeCaffari joins Chris for this week's WiSP World UK with Basketball legend Stef Collins @StefCollins6 discussing the state of the sport for British players as they focus on qualification for Eurobasket 2017 . The UK's first female cricket agent Fara Gorsi @faragorsi explains why so few female athletes have a sport's agent. We welcome our newest affiliate partner Sharon Hutchinson from Sportswomen.ie @SportswomenIRL who is promoting Irish women's sports news, and Tennis coach Hollie Bees has our tip this week in partnership with the Female Coaching Network @FemaleCN. Join us on our social media channels: Facebook at WiSP Media and Twitter @WiSPmedia.
Zoe George @producer_zoe co-hosts with Chris Stafford as BMX World Championship Bronze Medalist Sarah Walker @swbmx talks about her return to the podium after a devastating crash; Black Ferns' Kendra Cocksedge @kenj0119 reflects on her season and winning Rugby Player of the Year. 13 year old Gala Baumfield became the first under-15 to win a Karate Black Belt in New Zealand breaking her hand while breaking a record. Netball Coach Melissa Hyndman @melissacoachbsr explains what skills she looks for in new talent in our Coaching Tip in partnership with the Female Coaching Network @FemaleCN. Visit us at www.wisp.media; post your comments and questions on our Facebook page at WiSP Media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPmedia.
Olympic gold medalist in sailing turned Crossfit competitor Anna Tunnicliffe is the head trainer at her gym in Lebanon, PA. She has competed in three Crossfit Games and is aiming for another attempt to break her own records. Anna explains the sport of Crossfit, what's involved in training with the variety of workouts and the opportunities for competition. Find out more about Crossfit at crossfit.com including a directory of trainers. Visit Anna's website here and follow her on Twitter @atunnicliffe. Post your comments and questions on our Facebook Page at WiSP Media and follow along on Twitter @WiSPmedia. #womeninsport #WiSPmedia #sportwomen
Beth Davis @bethdavis10 in Melbourne and sailor Liz Wardley @LizWardley in Brisbane co-host this week's show with guests Anna Tunnicliffe, @atunnicliffe - sailor turned crossfit athlete - on the subject of equality in those sports. BMX Biker and 2015 World Silver Medalist Caroline Buchanan @cbuchanan68 talks about her fitness program and her organization Buchanan NextGen helping young girls to get started in the sport. Tennis Coach Ashley Berge @AMB_Intl has our tip this week in partnership with the Female Coaching Network @FemaleCN. Post your comments on our Facebook Page at WiSP Media and follow us on Twitter@WISPmedia.
Record breaking Canadian multi-sportswoman Heather Moyse won back-to-back Olympic gold medals in Vancouver 2010 and Sochi 2014 with her two-woman Bobsleigh partner Kaillie Humphries and a host of World Cup top three finishes from 2005-2014. In her Rugby career she represented Canada in two World Cups; in cycling at the 2012 Pan American Games, as well as her home province of Prince Edward Island in athletics, plus Varsity soccer, to name just a handful of her many accomplishments. Heather shares some of the skills and experiences that sport has taught her and what her focus is now, which includes climbing the highest mountain in Antartica for charity. Visit Heather's website here and follow her on Facebook here and Twitter @HeatherMoyse. Post your comments on our Facebook page at WiSP Media and follow us on Twitter @WISPmedia.
Sara Gross @saragross and Chris Stafford are joined this week by Olympic Gold Medal Snowboard Champion Maelle Ricker @maellericker who just announced her retirement, and Speedskater Ivanie Blondie @ivanieB on her season start and 2018 Olympic campaign. Soccer coach Shireen Ahmed @_shireenahmed_ has our tip this week in partnership with the Female Coaching Network @FemaleCN. Visit us at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook Page at WiSP Media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPmedia.
In this new series of exclusive interviews with women who have followed a successful career as a professional athlete by transcending sport and establishing a career beyond the field of play Canadian multi-Olympic medalist and world champion in rowing single sculls Silken Laumann shares her unique story with Chris Stafford. Follow Silken on Twitter @SilkenLaumann and visit her website here. Follow us on Twitter @WiSPmedia and visit us online at www.wisp.media.
WiSP World: UK Edition co-hosted by Chris Stafford and Sarah Juggins with two-time Olympian Hannah Whelan reviewing the Gymnastic World Championships, British sailor Abby Ehler on awarding her Team SCA Bursary to British Triathlete Laura Siddall, and British Adventurer Sarah Outen who has just completed her circumnavigation of the globe by bike, boat and kayak. Vicky Huyton of the Female Coaching Network has our Coaching Tip. Visit us at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook Page here and follow us on Twitter @WiSPmedia.
Former US Ski Team Downhill Racer Jessica Kelley @cadia34 co-hosts our US Edition this week with news of the first race in the FIS World Cup Season from Soelden, Austria. A pioneer in baseball Justine Siegel @justinebaseball explains how she is fighting for equality with her non-profit organization Baseball for All. She is the first woman to coach a Major League Baseball (MLB) team and throw batting practice to a MLB team. Basketball Coach and Hall of Fame inductee Lin Dunn presents our coaching tip in partnership with the Female Coaching Network @FemaleCN. Visit us at www.wisp.media, post your comments here and follow us on Twitter @WISPodcast.
Two-time North American Ironman Champion Sara Gross @saragross (CAN) and Ultraman World Champion Hillary Biscay @hillarybiscay (USA) present an Ironman Special Podcast with guests 2015 World Ironman Champion Daniela Ryf @danielaryf (SUI) and professional triathlete Rachel Joyce @RJoyce09 (GBR). Visit us online at www.wisp.media, post your comments at Women in Sport Media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Dee Caffari @deecaffari co-hosts this week's UK show and has all the latest sailing news from #wewereteamsca @Team_SCA girls. US Open Squash Champion Laura Massaro @ljmassaro reflects on what this win means to her and what's next. We have news from water skiing, track cycling, skiing plus an extract from an exclusive interview with 19 year old British Show Jumper Jessica Mendoza @jessicaemendoza who made her senior championship debut this year. You can hear the full interview here. Vicky Huyton from the Female Coaching Network @FemaleCN presents our coaching tip. Support Samantha Davies @SamanthaDavies at Initiatives Coeur on Facebook for the Transat Jacques Vabre @TransatJV_vr race. Visit us at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook Page at Women in Sport Media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPmedia.
Caroline Gleich is a professional ski mountaineer who combines rock climbing and skiing on some of the highest peaks in the world. She graduated from the University of Utah and established her ambitions by training on its mountain ranges. Among her career highlights are conquering Les Aiguilles de Chamonix in France and the three highest peaks in Ecuador. Visit Caroline's website here and follow her on Twitter @carolinegleich. Visit us online at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook page at Women in Sport Media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Beth Davis @bethdavis10 in Melbourne and sailor Stacey Jackson in Brisbane co-host our Aussie Edition with guests racing driver Caitlin Wood on making her Formula 4 debut, Commonwealth Games bronze medal Javelin thrower Kelsey-Lee Roberts @thatjavelingirl on her Rio Olympics campaign, plus Tennis Coach Ashley Berge @AM8_Intl has our Coaching Tip this week in partnership with the Female Coaching Network @FemaleCN. Visit us at www.wisp.media; post your comments at Women in Sport Media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
British Show Jumper Jessica Mendoza, 19, made her senior international championship debut this year at the European Championships in Aachen, Germany and was soon selected for the 2015 Furisiyya FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona helping her team finish second. She has already had a successful junior career representing Great Britain at three European Pony Championships winning team gold in 2011 and 2012. In 2010 she was the Leading Pony Rider and has numerous other national wins to her credit. She now has her sights firmly set on achieving her Olympic dream next year in Rio. Visit Jessica's website here, follow her on Facebook here and on Twitter @jessicaemendoza. Visit us online at www.wisp.media, on Facebook at Women in Sport Media and on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Sara Gross @saragross co-hosts our Canadian edition this week from Kona, Hawaii where she is attending the Ironman World Championships, and our guests are cyclist Dr. Veronique Fortin, who is also an anesthesiologist, and Paralympian Cross-Country Skier and Biathlete Caroline Bisson @caro_bisson . Both athletes star in the upcoming film: Oxygen - Sport Empowered by Women - for more information and to view the trailer click here. Visit us at www.wisp.media; post your comments on our Facebook Page here and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast. Visit Sara's media here and watch her video series for WiSPmedia on nutrition here.
Zoe George @producer_zoe from Radio New Zealand @radionz co-hosts this week. Our guests are White Ferns all-rounder Sophie Devine @sophdevine77 talking about the upcoming season playing Sri Lanka and Australia, Gymnast Courtney McGregor live from the 2015 New Zealand National Gymsports Championships in Auckland, Runner Kim Smith @kimsmithnz talks about getting back into training after medical challenges and the birth of her first child, and Professional Ironman Britta Martin joins us from Kona, Hawaii ahead of the 2015 Ironman World Championships. Our coaching tip in partnership with the Female Coaching Network @femaleCN comes from Vicky Huyton. Special thanks to Radio New Zealand. Visit us online at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Lacrosse is our featured Sport in Focus with US Team members Danielle Etrasco @DanielleEtrasco and goalie Devon Wills @devon3wills who each also have coaching roles at Westpoint's Army team and University of Southern California @USC respectively. You can find out more about the US team here and follow them on Twitter @USLacrosse. Visit us online at www.wisp.media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Sarah Juggins @sjuggs15 co-hosts our UK edition with newly crowned US Open Wheelchair Singles Champion Jordanne Whiley @jordannejoyce92; Assistant Coach to Great Britain's Hockey team Karen Brown, plus Olympian & former European Champion now Swimming Coach Melanie Marshall @massivemel has our Coaching Tip this week in partnership with the Female Coaching Network @femalecn. Visit us online at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook page at Women in Sport Media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Para-Badminton Champion Rachel Choong recently became the first British player to win all three titles at a World Championship when she claimed the Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles titles in Stoke Manderville. She now has her sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics when the sport is set to make its debut. Follow Rachel on Twitter @Rach_Choong. Visit us online at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook page at Women in Sport Media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Ocean Sailor Sara Hastreiter @SaraSailingUSA co-hosts this week with sailing news, updates on Team SCA @Team_SCA and a special guest in legendary sailor Dawn Riley @DawnRiley from Oakcliff Sailing to talk about legacies and opportunities for women in sailing We also discuss Solheim Cup golf, US Open Tennis and Skiing. NZ actress and film-maker Jessica Grace Smith @JessGraceSmith discusses her new film: Everybody Else is Taken about trying to fit in to play sports as a young girl. Our Coaching Tip this week on leadership skills comes in partnership with the Female Coaching Network @FemaleCN comes from Erica Quam @coachquam. Visit us at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook Page at Women in Sport Media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Harriet Eastham @harrieteastham has the latest news and shares her views on the big stories around the world of soccer, plus an interview with record breaking US Soccer Freestyler Indi Cowie @indicowie. Visit us at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook Page at WiSP Media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
England Women's Cricket Manager Clare Connor @ConnorCricket reflects on the Ashes Series in England this summer; the team's performances against the winning Australian team, what this means to the England team, what their focus needs to be going forwards and, importantly, the success and impact of the tour for women's cricket. Visit us online at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook Page here and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Beth Davis @bethdavis10 co-hosts this week from Melbourne with an all-star cast plus news of Aussie women around the world. Southern Stars @SouthernStars fast-medium pace bowler Holly Ferling @holly_ferling reflects on the Australian tour of England and reclaiming the Ashes. We have an extract from an exclusive interview with England Women's Cricket Manager Clare Connor @ConnorCricket (listen to the full interview on our Cricket Special). AFL player Steph Chiocci @steph_chiocci previews the upcoming Victorian Women's Football League (VWFL) Grand Final @womensfooty this weekend. And our Coaching Tip, in partnership with the Female Coaching Network @FemaleFCN, comes from Australian Rowing Coach Annabelle Eaton @annabelleeaton1. Visit us online at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook Page here and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Our Athlete Profile this week is Great Britain's Bianca Walkden who recently won the Taekwondo World Championships to add to her multiple wins in the British International, French and Swiss Open Championships and her the 2014 European Games Gold Medal. She now has her sights firmly set on becoming an Olympian in the 2016 Rio Games. Visit Bianca at www.biancawalkden.com, follow her on Twitter @biancaW_TKD. Visit us online at www.wisp.media and follow us on Facebook at WiSP Media and on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
This week's Canadian edition is co-hosted by Ironwoman Champion Sara Gross @saragross who has exclusive interviews with 800m World Championship Silver Medalist and new Canadian record holder Melissa Bishop @bishopmelissa plus multi medalist wheelchair racer and politician Michelle Stilwell @stilwell2013 who won gold at the 2015 ParaPan Games in 100mT52 to add to her gold medals from Sydney, Beijing and London Paralympics. Sara also has a coaching tip for athletes as well as lots of news of Canadian women in sport from around the world. Visit us online at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
In our Sport in Focus this week we take a closer look at Handball with Reita Clanton who was a member of the US Team that finished fourth in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, and Sarah Gascon, Captain of the US Team @USATH. Both Reita and Sarah are based at Auburn University in Alabama, which is the Olympic Training Center for US Handball. Visit us online at www.wisp.media, post your comments and questions on our Facebook Page and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Harriet Eastham @harrieteastham has a round up of the news and an exclusive interview with Indian goalie Aditi Chauhan @aditi03chauhan who has made history by playing for an English club. Visit us online at www.wisp.media. Post your comments on our Facebook page here and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Offshore solo and Team SCA sailor Dee Caffari MBE @deecaffari and Canadian Ironman Champion & Triathlete Sara Gross @saragross co-host the show this week sharing stories of their sports, plus news of athletics, hockey Modern Pentathlon, Ashes Test Cricket, Judo and Canoeing. British Open Water Swimmer and Rio Test event 10K Gold Medalist Keri-Anne Payne @keriannepayne talks about her campaign for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Our coaching tip comes from Soccer Coach Lois Fidler in partnership with the Female Coaching Network. Visit us online at www.wisp.media. Post your comments on our Facebook Page at Women in Sport Media, Follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Jo Pickard @jopickard presents a WiSP Sailing Special covering Cowes Week; the Artemis Challenge and Rolex Fastnet Race featuring exclusive interviews with Sara Hastreiter @SaraSailingUSA, Libby Greenhalgh @libbygreenhalgh from Team SCA @team_sca, Hilary Lister @hilarylister and Sarah Ayton @sarahayton. Visit us online at www.wisp.media, post your comments on our Facebook Page; Women in Sport Media, and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
The focus is on New Zealand athletes this week as Zoe George @producer_zoe from Radio New Zealand joins Chris to cover the latest news, views and interviews with Tall Ferns Basketball player Stella Beck, Freestyle Skier Janina Kuzma @janinakuzma, record breaking Open Water Swimmer Kimberley Chambers @kimberleyswims.
British Adventurer and Para-Olympic Silver Medal Para-Cyclist Karen Darke makes a habit of traversing remote locations from Mont Blanc to the Himalayas, to sit-skiing across Greenland, climbing El Capitan, handbiking the length of Japan and across Cuba, and kayaking from Canada to Alaska among many of her adventures made even more remarkable since she is a Paraplegic. Since Karen took up para-cycling she won the 2012 London Para-Olympic Games Silver Medal and is now training for the 2016 Rio Para-Olympics. Visit Karen's website at www.karendarke.com and follow her on Twitter @kdarke. Visit WiSP Media online at www.wisp.media and follow us Facebook here on Twitter @WiSPodcast.
Harriet Eastham @harrieteastham has the latest soccer news and insights plus an exclusive interview with US World Cup Champion and Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Boxx @shannonboxx7 ahead of the USA v Costa Rica game on the USA Victory Tour. Plus a new segment of news headlines - 3-30. Visit us online at www.wisp.media and follow us on Facebook at WiSP Media and on Twitter @WiSPodcast.