Conversations from the world of women’s sports

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. 

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WISP World Australia

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 Buchana@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.

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WiSP World Canada

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.

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WiSP IronWomen

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.

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WiSP World USA

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.

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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.

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WiSP World UK

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.

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Team Rwanda Cyclist Jeanne d'Arc Girunbunti, 20, is a courageous Rwandan woman who is on a journey of self discovery, one that has already broken barriers. She became the first Black African woman to compete at the World Cycling Championships in the USA this year. An inspiration for women's cycling in Africa, Jeanne d'Arc is also a symbol of hope in a country that cherishes women's empowerment in all sectors of the economy. She is also one of the beacons of hope from a country that befell one of the worst atrocities suffered by the human race. Jeanne d'Arc represents the future of the young generation of empowered women in Rwanda. Visit Team Rwanda Cycling here - https://www.teamafricarising.org/ - and follow on Twitter @TRwandaCycling and on Facebook here. Listen to other Athlete Profiles here, on Facebook at WiSP Media and on Twitter @WiSPmedia.
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