AJ Jennings is going for gold

Siren Collaborator Mary Konstantopoulos speaks to para-canoe athlete AJ Jennings about her incredible journey that will see her head to Tokyo to go for gold. CW: This article includes mention of suicide and drug addiction After living with chronic pain, depression and an addiction to prescription medication for two decades, AJ Jennings made a brave …

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 …