Friday, 19 February 2016

Shauna Coxsey

British Rock Climber

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Name: Shauna Coxsey
Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 27 January 1993
Place of Birth: Runcorn, UK
Sport: Rock Climbing
Height: 1m63cm  (5'6)


British climber Shauna is one of the leading female climbers in Europe and the World. Twice runner up in the World Climbing Championships in the Bouldering division. She is the British champion in Bouldering. Her main sponsors are Red Bull and Adidas

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Monday, 15 February 2016

Zoe Gorbunow

Australian LGL star

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Name: Zoe Gorbunow
Nationality: Australian
Date of Birth: 02 January 1985
Place of Birth: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Sport: LFL
Height: unknown
Team: Brisbane Blaze

LFL or as its now known in Australia, LGL, star Zoe was also a star on a reality TV show before starting her Gridiron career. Her team, in the reformed Australian league, Brisbane Blaze suffered all season, and finished bottom of the pile. The playoffs and Grand Finals are still to come.

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Sunday, 14 February 2016

Lotta Harala

Finnish Hurdler

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Name: Lotta Harala
Nationality: Finnish
Date of Birth: 26 March 1992
Place of Birth: Tampere, Finland
Sport: Athletics - 100m Hurdles
Height: unknown
PB: 12.26 (2014)

. We seem to feature more Finns on here than you'd comparatively expect to see. Must be something in the air or water over there. Finnish Hurdler Lotta also used to be a long jumper, but now competes in the 100m Hurdles. There she lines up alongside fellow Finnish HWiS alumni Nooralotta Neziri.. Olympic qualification will be 2016s aim for the Blonde beauty. 

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Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Airine Palsyte

Lithuania High Jumper

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Name: Airinė Palšytė
Nationality: Lithuanian
Date of Birth:13 July 1992
Place of Birth: Vilnius, Lithuania
Sport: Athletics - High Jump
Height: 1m86cm (6'1)
PB: 1m98cm

Airine is a young up and coming High Jumper, with a growing reputation. She won this years Universiade in South Korea, a championships for Students. At 23 she should be starting to challenge the world best, and finished 11th as a near junior at the 2012 Olympics. She finished 4th in 2015 at the European Indoor Championships but only finished 14th at the World Championships.


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Priscilla Stevaux Carnaval

Brazilian BMX Rider

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Name: Priscilla Stevaux Carnaval
Nationality:  Brazilian
Date of Birth: 01 December 1993
Place of Birth: Sao Paolo, Brazil
Sport: BMX 
Height: unknown

Brazilian BMX girl Priscilla is hoping to be a star of her home Olympics this summer, and being a pretty blonde in a "cool" sport she is one the games faces. The current Brazilian national champion she only finished in 27th in the 2015 World Championships, and will ba shock to beat HWiS favourite Mariana Pajon.

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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Carina Witthoft

German Tennis Player

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Name: Carina Witthoft
Nationality: German
Date of Birth:16 February 1995
Place of Birth: Hamburg, Germany
Sport: Tennis
Height: 1m76cm (5'9)
Ranking: 77 (06/02/2016)

The German is on an upward career trajectory. She has 11 career ITF wins, and has made the main draw of every grand slam event on the tour. With a career high ranking of 49, although she is slightly short of that in the current rankings, the German is young and has time on her side to make a crack at the top 32.

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