Saturday, 31 October 2015

Ashleigh Ball

English Hockey Player

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Name: Ashleigh Ball
Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 25 March 1986
Place of Birth: Brighton, East Sussex, UK
Sport: Hockey
Height: 1m81cm (5'10)
Club: Slough

Ashleigh has been a part of many successes for Team GB and England in International Hockey. She has played club Hockey for a host of teams, but is known for being part of the Team GB swuad to win bronze at their home Olympics in 2012. Additionally she was playing for England when they unexpectantly won Gold at the European Championships in 2015.

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Monica Hargrove

American Athlete

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Name: Monica Hargrove
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 30 December 1982
Place of Birth:New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Sport: Athletics - 200m / 400m
Height: unknown
PB: 200m - 23.17 (2010); 400m - 50.39 (2009)

This American runner has not much international success racing in an event the Americans oftens dominate at, finding it difficult to qualify for top events. She however does make her way in the relay squads resulting in a 2014 World Indoor 400m Relay Championships. Her best times in 2015 are some way of her PBs however.

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Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Nelli Korovkina

Russian footballer

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Name: Nelli Korovkina
Nationality: Russian
Date of Birth: 01 November 1989
Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia
Sport: Football
Height: 1m55cm (5'1)
Position : Forward
Club: Zorky

Russian International Nelli plays as a forward both club and country, She had played for the same club her entire career until they dissolved in 2014 when she moved to Zorky who play in the Owmens Champions League as well as the Russian League. She plays regularly for Russia.










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Raluca Olaru

Romanian Tennis player

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Name: Raluca Olaru
Nationality: Romanian
Date of Birth: 03 March 1989
Place of Birth: Bucharest, Romania
Sport: Tennis
Height: 1m73cm (5'8)
Ranking: 862 (17/08/15)

Raluca is a player who has started to specialise more in doubles Tennis than single. She has played in all Grand Slams at both singles and doubles but hasn't played in many years at singles. Her doubles results are seeing improvements and she has achieved a career high doubles ranking of 44.

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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Jade Slavin

British Tae Kwon Do Fighter

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Name: Jade Slavin
Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 11 December 1992
Place of Birth: Manchester, United Kingdom
Sport: Tae Kwon Do
Height: 1m89cm (6'2)

Jade is a former model who is now Tae Kwon Do fighter hoping to compete at the 2016 Olympics. She won Gold at the Commonwealth Games in 2014. As a model she competed in beauty contests, and now she competes internationally in TaeKwonDo, with her results in 2014 and 2015 showing marked improvement. Jade was bullied at school which caused her to take up the sport to defend herself

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Luisa Jimenez

Puerto Rican Diver

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Name: Luisa Jimenez
Nationality: Puerto Rico
Birthday: 18 June 1988
Place of Birth: Puerto Rico
Sport: Diving
Height: unknown

Luisa is a Puerto Rican diver who competed this year at the 2015 World Aquatic Championships held in Kazan. She finished 40th in the 3m Springboard, and finished 13th in the Synchro 3m Springboard. She didn't feature at the 2012 Olympics but will hope to do at 2016 in Rio.

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