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 …

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 …

Boomers and Bubbles: Christy Collier-Hill on the WNBL’s return

General Manager of the Melbourne Boomers, Christy Collier-Hill talks WNBL preparations amidst the pandemic and Ezi Magbegor’s WNBA journey. When I call General Manager of the Melbourne Boomers, Christy Collier-Hill for a chat about Aussie women’s hoops, she’s just watched Australian Ezi Magbegor play for the Seattle Storm in their win over the Connecticut Sun. …

Fencing and Freedom

French Foil Fencer Ysaora Thibus’ words are just as mighty as her sword as she talks about social justice and lifting up her fellow women in sport. “I feel free when I fence.”  Ysaora Thibus, the current sixth world ranked foil fencer tells me over Zoom and the expression on her face shares a knowing …