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Archive for March 2015

WiSP Episode 11

Sarah Juggins returns as co-host this week and our guests are Dr. Robin Kietlinski, author of Japanese Women and Sport Beyond Baseball and Sumo who tells us about women’s sports in Japan. Gess Youl who plays polo for the University of Leeds.  And we welcome Candice Freeman from the SportzGirlz website in Australia who have become an Affiliate Partner.  Follow them on Twitter @sportzgirlzoz.  For information on how to become a WiSP Partner and everything else you need to know about the Podcast, visit us online here.   Sign up for the free weekly online Women in Sport Podcast’s Official Publication here.  Follow Sarah and me on Twitter @sjuggs15 and  @chrisestafford.  Follow Gess Youl on Twitter @GessYoul. Post your comments, questions and suggestions on our Facebook at Women in Sport or on our website. 

For the Rio Olympic Games Test Event Schedule click here

The Rio Olympic Games; August 5-21, 2016 Competition Schedule is here.

To watch the video on Archery that was mentioned on the program click here:

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WiSP: Caroline Buchanan; BMX Biker

Australian BMX and Mountain Biker Caroline Buchanan from Canberra is currently aiming at her second Olympic Games and has already collected multiple titles and awards. She became the BMX World Champion in 2012 and 2013 as well as Mountain Bike World Champion in 2009, 2010 and 2013. In 2014 she won the BMX World Cup Series, was the BMX Rider of the Year and won the BMX World Championships Time Trial Silver Medal. At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Caroline was the BMX Time Trial Winner and a racing finalist. A year later she was recognized as the AIS Australian Athlete of the Year, Cyclist of the Year and People’s Choice Australian Cyclist of the Year.  Her marketing strategy is impressive and has paid off in a sport which has historically been male dominated, and she now has an impressive team of sponsors behind her. Her current focus is this year’s World Cup series and World Championships with a view to qualifying for the Rio in 2016.  Visit Caroline’s website here and follow her on Facebook @CBuchanan68, Twitter @CBuchanan68 and Instagram @cbuchanan68.

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WiSP Episode 10

Jo Gunston from Sports Liberated is back in the co-host seat and our guests are former US team ski racer Jessica Kelley, now writing for skiracing.comwho reviewed the World Cup Skiing season ahead of the finals this week, American Footballer Melinda Sparks tell us why she started the Orlando Anarchy team and British Short Track Speed Skater Charlotte Gilmartin chats to Jo about the season.  Visit Sports liberated.com and follow Jo on Twitter @SportsLiberated and @JoGunston

Sign up for the free weekly online Women in Sport Podcast’s Official Publication here.  Follow us on Twitter @chrisestafford. Join us on Facebook at Women in Sport.

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British journalist Pippa Cuckson who writes for the Horse Canada.com website under The Cuckson Report, and Michael Campbell, President of the American Endurance Ride Conference (AERC) discuss the latest scandals and rule infringements that have recently been exposed and the implications to the sport. You can read Pippa's Blog here and visit the AERC website here.  Post your comments and questions on the Facebook Page at Chris Stafford Radio and follow on Twitter @chrisestafford

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WiSP: Amy Chmelecki, Skydiving

Amy Chmelecki is a Skydiving and Tunnel Flying World Champion and Coach, and the first and only member female of the Red Bull Air Force Skydiving Team. Two years ago she added Wingsuit Flying to her repertoire.  Amy has won multiple gold and silver medals in the U.S. Nationals in 4-way Vertical Formation Skydiving. She holds the Women’s World Record for 63-Way Vertical Formation Skydiving and this summer will be attempting to break another world record for 175-way Vertical Formation Skydiving. 

Follow Amy on Twitter @amychmelecki and on Facebook.

Find out more about the Red Bull Air Force Skydiving Team here.

Sign up for the free weekly online Women in Sport Podcast’s Official Publication here.  Follow us on Twitter @chrisestafford. Join us on Facebook at Women in Sport.

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WiSP Episode 9

This week’s episode has an Australian theme as sport’s journalist Jill Scanlon joins me to co-host the show from Melbourne and has lots of news of women’s sport Down Under. We have an interview with Australian Women’s Cricket team all-rounder Ellyse Perry, and Leanne Evans from the Australian Women’s Sport & Recreational Association (AWRA) explains the challenges facing Australian women in sport and their mission to break down the barriers of participation and equality. 

Click here for results of the Seattle Squash Open.

Visit the all-women crew of Team SCA on the Volvo Ocean Race here.

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Wheelchair tennis player Kaitlyn Verfuerth has represented the US in the Athens and Beijing Paralympic Games. She won gold medals in both single and doubles at the 2007 Parapan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and has just begun her season’s campaign to qualify for the Parapan Games in Toronto this summer with the plan of returning to Rio for the Paralympic Games in 2016.  Follow Kaitlyn on Twitter @kverfuerth and follow her results here.

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WiSP: Kelley Hurley, Fencing

Kelley Hurley has been a prolific champion in Fencing for 18 years representing the US on numerous occasions. She is an Olympic bronze medalist in the Epee class from the 2012 London Olympic Games, a gold, silver and bronze team and individual medalist at Pan American Championships plus many World Cup victories and four National Titles, the most recent of which took place in February this year.  Kelley is now focused on the World Cup season to qualify for the 2015 Pan American Games and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.  

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WiSP: Episode 8

On the show this week England Women’s Cricket Captain Charlotte Edwards reflects on a successful tour of New Zealand, former Scotland hockey international turned umpire Sarah Wilson discusses coaching in schools, and we welcome a new Affiliate Partner as Sarah Murray explains the work of Women WinSarah Juggins joins Chris from the UK this week and has lots of women’s sports news from around the world. 

Sign up for the free weekly online Women in Sport Podcast’s Official Publication here.  Follow us on Twitter: @sjuggs15 and @chrisestafford. Join us on Facebook at Women in Sport and Chris Stafford Radio

Join us in celebrating women’s sport around the world with International Women’s Day this Sunday March 8. 

Follow out guests on Twitter:

Charlotte Edwards:  @Lottie2323

Women Win:  @women_win

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