It’s time to talk about periods in sport

Linda Pearce looks at a new education program from the AIS, the Female Performance and Health Initiative that addresses how periods and pregnancy impact performance. It started with a confession. A light-hearted one. Sitting with Olympic diver Anabelle Smith at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre, this 35-year veteran of sportswriting admitted to a personal …

Amber Merritt on Tokyo 2021, Leadership and Mental Health

Kasey Symons chats with Paralympian and Australian Glider Amber Merritt from hotel quarantine as COVID-19 continues to disrupt athlete’s preparations for the Tokyo Games. As we keep working to adjust to sport with no fans, for some athletes, it might not make too much a difference.  “Honestly, my parents in London, they were amazing, but …

Rising Phoenix: redefining superhero

Recently Netflix released a documentary focused on Paralympians and their stories. Rising Phoenix documents some powerful athletes and for Brielle Quigley, redefined the word superhero. I’ve never really understood the hype around superhero movies. While my friends rushed to see the latest highly anticipated Marvel film in a string of highly anticipated Marvel films, I …

Lauren Parker: “I can be better, fitter, stronger and faster for 2021”

While the postponement of the Tokyo Paralympics was disappointing for paratriathlete Lauren Parker, her focus is on being fitter, faster and stronger for 2021. Refocus and adapt. That’s how Australian paratriathlete Lauren Parker has dealt with the postponement of the Tokyo Games, which would have been her first Paralympics. “Initially when I heard the games …