Conversations from the world of women’s sports

WiSP World: NZ

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.

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Sport in Focus: Crossfit

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

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WiSP World: Australia

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.

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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.

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WiSP World: Canada

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.

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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.

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WiSP World: UK

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.

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