Thursday, 26 April 2018

Wilma Murto

Finnish Pole Vaulter

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Name: Wilma Murto
Nationality: Finnish
Date of Birth: 11 June 1998
Place of Birth: Kuusjoki, Finland
Sport: Athletics - Pole Vault
Height: unknown
Pb: 4m52cm (2016)

Marta is a young up and coming athlete with success at under 20 level at World and European level. She won bronze at the 2016 World U20 Championships and Bronze at the 2017 U20 European Championships. She is the Finnish Indoor record holder. She used to be the European World JUnior record holder, but has since lost that record.

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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Shin-Ae Ahn

South Korean Golfer

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Name: Shin-Ae Ahn
Nationality: South Korea \ New Zealand
Date of Birth: 18th December 1990
Place of Birth: South Korea
Sport: Golf
Height: 5'5


Korean born, and previously playing on the KLPGA, she grew up in new Zealand and started her career there. Taking the English name, Sharon, she is also known as Sharon Ahn. She went pro in 2009, an has played in a number of Majors, without ever finishing in the higher spots on the Leaderboard.

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Cheyenne Woods

American Golfer

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Name: Cheyenne Woods
Nationality: USA
Date of Birth: 25 July 1990
Place of Birth: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Sport: Golf
Height: 1m75cm


Cheyenne has an illustrious Golfing name, and is the Niece of Tiger Woods. The 27 year old is on the LPGA tour after learning her way with the Symetra Tour. She went to Wake Forest college and turned pro in 2012. Her best result at a major was 43rd in 2016. Cheyenne has two professional tour wins.

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Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Dovilė Dzindzaletaitė

Lithuanian Triple Jumper

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Name: Dovilė Dzindzaletaitė
Nationality: Lithuania
Date of Birth: 19 July 1993
Place of Birth: Šiauliai, Lithuania
Sport: Athletics - Triple Jump
Height: unknown
Pb: 14m23cm (2015)

Dovile is a Lithuanian Triple Jumper who after a year out is back competing, after giving birth. She missed the 2016 Olympics, giving birth to her child with British athlete Richard Kilty, who she is married too. She has been a European U23 Gold medallist in the past, and finished 15th in the 2017 World Championships in London. 

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Monday, 9 April 2018

Sofya Zhuk

Russian Teen Tennis player

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Name: Sofya Zhuk
Nationality: Russian
Date of Birth: 01 December 1999
Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia
Sport: Tennis
Height: unknown
Ranking: 123 (19/03/2018)

The Russian 18 year old is an up and coming player off the Russian conveyor belt of talent. She is a former winner of the Wimbledon Girls title in 2015, and has twice reached the second round of Grand Slams on the senior tour. She is not far off a career high ranking. She has 6 ITF tour wins to her name.

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Sunday, 8 April 2018

Ottavia Cestonaro

Italian Triple Jumper

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Name: Ottavia Cestonaro
Nationality: Italian
Date of Birth: 12 January 1995
Place of Birth: Vicenza, Italy
Sport: Athletics - Triple Jump
Height: 1m76cm (5'9)
Pb: 13m76cm (2015)

Ottavia has been the premier Italian Triple Jumper on and off for the last 4 years. A former European Junior Gold Medallist, she finished 4th at the 2017 Universiade in Taipei, and finished 6th in the U23 European Championships. She also used to compete in Heptathlon, but has for the last few years concentrated on jumping events.

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