Thursday, 28 August 2014

Lucy Garner

British Cycling Starlet

Name: Lucy Garner
Nationality: |British
Date of Birth: 20 September 1994
Place of Birth: Leicester, UK
Sport: Cycling
Height: 1m60cm (5'3)

Team: Team Giant Shimano

19 year old Lucy rides for the Dutch based team Giant Shimano, turning professional for the 2013 season. Although from Leicester she resides in the Netherlands along with her Dutch boyfriend, fellow pro cycler Lars van den Haar. She won a host of Junior races and has one senior win to her name.

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Ajla Tomljanovic

Croatian-Australian Tennis Player

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Name: Ajla Tomljanovic
Nationality: Croatian / Australian
Date of Birth: 07 May 1993
Place of Birth: Zagreb, Croatia
Sport: Tennis
Height: 1m80cm (5'11)
Ranking: 55 (25th August 2014)

Ajla is a Croatian born Tennis player who has recently switched her national allegiance to Australia, because of better facilities available at Melbourne Park for her training. She is located out of the USA however. She reached a career high ranking of 51st earlier this year. She just competed, but exited in the first round at the US Open. She has 3 ITF titles to her name in her career.

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Angelica Bengtsson

Swedish Pole Vaulter

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Name: Angelica Bengtsson
Nationality: Swedish
Date of Birth: 08 July 1993
Place of Birth: Vackelsang, Sweden
Sport: Athletics - Pole Vault
Height: 1m63cm (5'4)
Personal Best: 4m58 (2012)

Angelica Bengtsson is a top Swedish Pole Vaulter. She started out wanting to be a gymnast, and those type of skills have enabled her to be a Pole Vaulter. She has consistently been one of the top Youth performers in the past few years and will be seeking to push that form on to senior competitions. Although Swedish born, and competing for Sweden she locates herself in France for training purposes. Her father was a Javelin thrower

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Maude Raymond

Canadian Free Skier

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Name: Maude Raymond
Nationality: Canadian
Date of Birth: 15 August 1987
Place of Birth: Quebec, Canada
Sport: Skiing
Height: 1m63cm (5'5)


Quebbecois Skier Maude Raymond actually set out in her caeer to be a diver. However after a trip to Whistler, British Colombia when she was younger the Skiing bug took hold and she took that up instead. She competes in Free Skiing and is said to have natural style on the slopes. 

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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Eve Muirhead

Scottish Curling Skipper

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Name: Eve Muirhead
Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 22 April 1990
Place of Birth: Perth, Scotland
Sport: Curling
Height: 1m73cm (5'8)


Scottish Womens Curling team skipper Eve Muirhead became a household name in the UK after winning the Bronze in Curling at the Sochi Winter Olympics. The 24 year old was at her second Olympics captaining the side and returned with medals this time after not doing so in 2010. She has won a host of other tournaments including Scottish Championships, Junior World Championships, European Championships and even World Championships. But the Gold medal still awaits. It would surely crown her career

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Naomi van As

Dutch Hockey player

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Name: Naomi van As
Nationality: Netherlands
Date of Birth: 26 July 1983
Place of Birth: The Hague, Netherlands
Sport: Hockey
Height: 1m79cm (5'9)
Position: Midfield / Forward

Naomi van As is a Dutch Hockey star. She has been part of the Dutch sides that have won the Gold Medals at the last two Olympic Games in Beijing and London. She made her International debut in 2003 and has been a mainstay for 11 years in their side. As well as Olympics she has two World Cup wins to her name. Naomi's boyfriend is Speed Skater Sven Kramer.

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