Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Valentina Marchei

Italian Figure Skater

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Name: Valentina Marchei
Nationality: Italian
Birthdate : 23 May 1986
Place of Birth: Milan, Italy
Sport: Ice Skating
Height: 1m61cm  (5'3)

Valentina is a 5 time Italian Individual champion, but now mainly skaters with her partner Ondřej Hotárek, a Czech born skater who now skates for Italy. The pair came fourth in the European Championships in 2015 and finished 11th in the World Championships. They are reigning Italian champions.

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Emma Coburn

American Steeplechaser

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Name: Emma Coburn
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 19 October 1990
Place of Birth: Colorado, USA
Sport: Athletics - Steeplechase - 300m
Height: 1m73cm (5'8)
PB:9m11sec.42 (2014)

Emma is the US champion at 3000m Steeplechase and has been for 4 of the last 5 years, missing out in 2013. She recently finished 5th in the World Championships in Beijing and finished 9th at London 2012. Her personal best is an American record, set at a Diamond League meeting in Glasgow in 2014.

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Anna Voloshyna

Ukrainian Synchronised Swimmer

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Name: Anna Voloshyna
Nationality: Ukrainian
Date of Birth: 26 September 1991
Place of Birth: Kharkiv, Ukraine
Sport: Synchronised Swimming
Height: unknown

Anna is a champion Ukrainian Sychronised Swimmer. The height of her career was a 2014 European Gold medal in Berlin at the Combination routine.  As well as a host of Silvers at European level, she has won 4 Bronze medals at World Level, including this year in Kazan in the Duet Free Routine. She narrowly missed out a medal at the solo event finishing fourth.

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Sanne Wevers

Dutch Gymnast

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Name: Sanne Wevers
Nationality: Dutch
Date of Birth: 17 September 1991
Place of Birth: Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
Sport: Gymnastics (Artistic)
Height:11m56cm (5'1)

Dutch gymnast Sanne also has a twin sister named Lieke. Though non identical, they both are beautiful blondes. Sanne competes internationally for the Dutch, winning a Bronze medal at this years European Championships in the Uneven Bars. To concentrate on this event she missed out on the All-Round Team event.

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Monday, 21 September 2015

Gemma Flynn

New Zealand Hockey Player

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Name: Gemma Flynn
Nationality: New Zealand
Date of Birth: 02 May 1990
Place of Birth: Tauranga, New Zealand
Sport: Hockey
Height: 1m68cm (5'6)
Club: Midlands

The New Zealand international has had a successful career playing for the Black Sticks, with Commonwealth medals in both 2010 and 2015, and medals in other international competitions. She has gained a lot attention by being the partner of New Zealand Rugby Union captain Richie McCaw, She has appeared in 2 Olympics and is likely to be in the Rio 2016 squad.

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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Brooke Crain

American BMX Rider

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Name: Brooke Crain
Nationality:  USA
Date of Birth: 29 April, 1993
Place of Birth: Visalia, California, USA
Sport: BMX 
Height: 1m62cm (5'3)

Brooke is a top US BMX rider, who represented her country in the 2012 Olympics, although after she crashed she finished in 16th in the seedings round at the tender age of 19. She will be hoping to go better next year in Rio. She is ranked 6th in the World and finished 6th in the World Championships.

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