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Archive for July 2015

WiSP Magazine Show: EP 29

Jo Gunston @jogunston from Sports Liberated @sportsliberated in the UK co-hosts and we cover athletics from the Sainsbury Anniversary Games with Britain's world record holder in Para 400m Georgina Hermitage @Georgie400m. Jessica Ennis-Hill @j_ennis, Dina Asher-Smith @dinaashersmith, Sailing with Liz Wardley @LizWardley from Team SCA preparing for the Fastnet Race. Preview of the FA Cup Final and more with @harrieteastham, and our new series on Coaching Tips in partnership with the Female Coaching Network from Vicky Huyton. Other news includes the World Archery Championships from Denmark, FINA World Championships from Kazan, the Ashes Cricket Series and Ricoh Women's British Open Golf at Turnberry, Scotland and the Para-Cycling World Road Championships from Nottwil, Switzerland. Visit us online at www.wisp.media, on Facebook at Women in Sport Podcast and on Twitter @WiSPodcast.

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A Sport in Focus: Modern Pentathlon

Great Britain's 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medalist Samantha Murray @samanthamurray is back in training following the recent World Championships with an eye to qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games and shares her plans in the sport and beyond. Britain's Youth A Pentathlete 18 year old Georgina ('George') Summers @george7summers is one of five girls involved in the sport and is already making her mark as she aims for the 2015 Youth A World Championships in Argentina, and we hear from her mother Fiona on what it's like to raise five daughters in a multi-discipline sport.  Visit the official website of Modern Pentathlon here and Samantha's website here.  WiSP Media is online here; on Twitter @WiSPodcast and Facebook here.

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WiSP Magazine Show - EP 28

Olympian Chandra Crawford @chandracrawford returns to co-host this week in an all-Canadian show full of Panamania news with Pan Am Silver Medalist in Mountain Biking Catharine Pendrel @cpendral and 5000m runner Jessica O'Connell @jess_oconnell. Visit Chandra online at Fast and Female and follow on Twitter @fastandfemale. Visit us at www.wisp.media, check out our Wall of Fame, follow us on Facebook here and on Twitter @WiSPodcast..

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Athlete Profile: Khatuna Lorig

U.S. Recurve Archer Khatuna Lorig has just added a Pan American Games gold medal to her already impressive record and with the World Championships in Denmark to follow next week she has her sights firmly set on competing in Rio to mark her sixth Olympic Games.  Her Olympic journey began in 1992 when she represented the Soviet Union in Barcelona; then in the 1996 Atlanta Games and 2000 Olympic Games she wore her native flag of Georgia. By 2008 she has become a U.S. citizen and was selected for the Beijing Olympics, where she finished 5th, and was honored as the flag bearer in the closing ceremony, going one better at the 2012 London Olympic Games to finish fourth. Khatuna shares her very personal story of leaving her family in Georgia to start a new life in the US and how she has accomplished an outstanding career.

Follow Khatuna on Twitter @KhatunaLorig and visit her online at www.khatunalorig.com. Follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast and visit us online at www.wisp.media

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WiSP Magazine Show: EP 27

Harriet Eastham @harrieteastham shares co-host duties this week and has news of the Pan American Games from Toronto and other sports around the world including soccer, tennis, sailing, windsurfing. Newly crowned Pan American Games Gold Medal Judoka Marti Malloy @martidamus tells us about her win and other events this year. We also hear about the All-Star Ultimate Tour from organizer Qxhna Titmouth who is currently competing for the US Under-23 team Ultimate Frisbee Championships in the UK.  Follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast and on Facebook here, and visit the website at www.wisp.media.

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Our Sport in Focus this week is Roller Derby and among us are Gotham Girls Roller Derby Blocker & Pivot Danielle Flowers, aka OMG WTF, Finnish player Joanne Koskinen and the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) Marketing & Communications Manager Jenna Cloughley. Find out more about Roller Derby at www.wftda.com. Visit us online at www.wisp.media and follow along @WiSPodcast and on Facebook here.

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WiSP Magazine Show: EP 26

Zoe George from Radio New Zealand co-hosts this week and England Women's Cricket Director Clare Connor brings us cricket news including a preview of the upcoming Ashes SeriesHarriet Eastham reviews the closing games of the Women's World Cup Soccer and takes a look at the Pan American Games that get underway in Toronto, Canada today with the opening ceremony.  Plus we have lots of other news from rugby, softball, hockey, shotput and sailing. Visit us online at www.wisp.media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast and on Facebook here.

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Athlete Profile: Lydia Lassila

Olympic Gold Medal Aerial Skier Australian Lydia Lassila transitioned from her first sport of gymnastics to become a record breaking Olympian in freestyle skiing. She added an Olympic bronze medal from the Sochi Games in 2014 to her Vancouver 2010 Gold, having previously competed in the 2002 and 2006 Games, and is now contemplating a fifth Olympics. But can Australia prepare its athletes in this sport at home?  Find out what it takes in this exclusive interview. Visit Lydia at lydialassila.com.au and follow her on Twitter @lydialassilaWiSP Media is here and on Twitter @WiSPodcast.

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WiSP Amazons: Kate Leeming

Australian Kate Leeming features in this new series of women adventurers as she explains how she combines her global expeditions with fund raising for worthy causes while educating and empowering women to follow in her footsteps.  Kate's latest challenge will take her to the ends of the earth in Breaking the Cycle South Pole. Take a listen and support Kate on her journey by visiting her website at www.kateleeming.com and following her on Twitter @leeming_kate.  Visit us online at www.wisp.media and follow on Twitter @WiSPodcast.

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WiSP Episode 25

US Track & Field athlete and WiSP Ambassador Kendra Chambers @Ms_KChambers11 co-hosts this week when among us are WiSP Reporter Harriet Eastman @HarrietEastham on the Women’s World Cup Soccer; Harlem Globetrotter’s Tammy Brawner @Tammy_Denise12 tells us about her show biz career and offers advice for young athletes on establishing their careers off the court.  Canadian Ironman Champion Sara Gross @saragross tells us about the 50 Women to Kona campaign for equality in Triathlon at TriEqual.org, and Amanda Stanec PhD @movelivelearn from Move Live Learn offers advice for adolescent girls in sport. Join in the conversation on our Facebook Page at Women in Sport Podcast and follow along on Twitter @WiSPodcast.

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In this week's Sport in Focus we hear from two USA athletes; two-time Paralympic Silver Medalist Katie Holloway @ksholloway from Sitting Volleyball, and Indoor Volleyball rising star Kim Hill, both of who have their sights firmly set on the Olympic Games and their campaigns to get to Rio in 2016.  Post your comments on our Facebook Page at Women in Sport Media and follow us on Twitter @WiSPodcast. Visit us online at wisp.media.

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