Follow

Archive for March 2016

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.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

WiSP World Australia

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.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

WiSP World Canada

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.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

Portrait of a Legend: Kathy Kusner

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.


Kathy was named Horsewoman of the Year before joining the United States Equestrian Team at the age of 21. Representing the United States, she rode in three 1964 Olympic Games Tokyo, 1968 Mexico City, and 1972 Munich where she won the silver medal. She was a member of the U.S team in two Pan American Games Sao Paulo in 1963 (gold) and Winnipeg in 1967 (silver).

Kathy is a avid runner. As of August 2015, she has completed 123 marathons and 73 ultra-marathons, including 20 races of 50 miles or longer. In 1997, she finished the Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Race in 27 hours, 37 minutes.

Kathy also has a commercial pilot license plus, multi-engine, instrument, seaplane, and commercial glider ratings. She obtained a Lear Jet-type rating and became the first woman to work as a Lear Jet pilot for Executive Jet Aviation, which was the largest jet charter company in the world at that time. She also has aerobatics skills.

Kathy is founder and chairman of the board of Horses In The Hood, a non-profit organization benefiting the inner-city community by providing lessons that teach skills and values associated with the care and riding of horses.

Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

WiSP World USA

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.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

Athlete Profile: Nicci Daly (IRE)

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.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

Athlete Profile: Jessica Fox (AUS)

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.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

The Horse Show: Emily King

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.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

WiSP World New Zealand

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.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »

Athlete Profile: Traharn Chidley

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.

00:0000:00

Read Full Post »