Sara Gross and Maria Samson are joined this month by Canadian Olympic1500 metre runner Hillary Stellingwerff who is focused on her road to Rio. Coach and Olympic Weightlifter Marilyn Chychota stops by to promote her new exclusive video series for WiSP Sports: A Champion's Mind. And hear these three pro athletes discuss which Olympic sports they will be watching this summer. Plus all the latest news involving Canadian athletes around the world. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
Archive for May 2016
Jessica Kelley and Whitney Powell are back with a Stateside perspective on women's sports including the latest news from the Meldonium doping scandal to French Open and Zika Virus. Campaigning for the Rio Olympic Games is U.S. Team Race Walker Miranda Melville who shares her own journey as well as some facts about road walking, her training regime and Olympic dream. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
In this episode of Transcending Sport @saragross talks to former professional triathlete @janellemorrison. Janelle shares her story about how a hideous car accident gave her a renewed perspective on sport, life and balance.
The number one supplement used by elite and amateur athletes today is caffeine. In Nutrition Notes – The Caffeine Series, Ironman Champion Sara Gross and elite Dietician Ruth McKean will help you get the most out of your caffeine intake. In this fourth episode, Ruth and Sara consolidate everything we have learned and give you all the tools you need to use caffeine effectively for your next competition.
In Nutrition Notes, Ironman Champion Sara Gross and experienced sports dietician Ruth McKean have an in depth conversation about performance nutrition in a bite-sized podcast. In this second of four episodes they discuss how to time your caffeine intake to maximize performance. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
Chris Stafford sits in for Dee Caffari this week with Laura Winter and a great line up of athletes with Rio on their minds. Para Cyclist Megan Giglia tells her amazing story of overcoming a stroke and broken back to become an elite athlete. Eventer Gemma Tattersall's third place at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials last week on Arctic Soul could set her up for her first Olympic Games and she has spare rides in contention for Rio too. Wheelchair athlete Louise Hunt is well on the road to her second games on current form but is leaving nothing to chance with her mental preparation. Plus Laura has all the latest news headlines from British athletes. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
U.S. Skeet Shooter and triple Olympic gold medalist Kim Rhode-Harryman is aiming for her sixth Olympic Games in Rio. Her tally of medals, of which she has lost count, is unsurpassed in the sport she began while knee high to her father who has coached her all the way. She is fighting back from recent illness and is on target for the final selection trials which will name two women to this year's U.S. Olympic team. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
In Nutrition Notes, Ironman Champion @saragross and experienced sports dietician @ruth_mckean have an in depth conversation about performance nutrition in a bite-sized podcast. This is the first of four episodes all about the most popular supplement in sport today - caffeine. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
Zoe George and Silver Ferns' Katrina Grant are back with a fabulous line up of guests and topics about Kiwi women in sport. Para-swimmer Mary Fisher, who will be competing in the S-11 category in this summer's Paralympic Games, has a great story of being a vision impaired elite athlete. Also visually impaired is para-cyclist Emma Foy who with her sighted pilot Laura Thompson are targeting four events in the Paralympics, having just returned with the UCI Para-Cycling Track World Championships B 3km Pursuit gold medal. Marathon runner turned mountain runner Mel Aitken combines a top job in the police department with reaching new heights on New Zealand's mountain ranges. Sports journalist Rikki Swannell talks about her women in sport initiative She's Got Game. Plus the latest news and major upcoming sporting events in New Zealand. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.
Beth Davis in Melbourne is joined by Chris Stafford in Florida for this month's magazine show with the latest news of women in sport Down Under. Hockeyroos Olympic veteran Ashleigh Nelson will be missed on the squad having recently sustained a knee injury ruling her out of the Rio Olympics but tells us how she now plans to spend her summer. Former Para-Equestrian Kate Doughty, who competed at the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Kentucky, has become a world class Para-Triathlete having transitioned in the fast lane to her new sport and is on the road to Rio and her first Olympics. Plus news of cricket, basketball, rugby 7s, gymnastics, soccer, and more on the Australian Olympic squad. Visit us online at www.wispsports.com and follow us on social media @WiSP Sports.