Sunday, 18 March 2018

Eliza McCartney

New Zealand Pole Vaulter

Name: Eliza McCartney
Nationality: New Zealand
Date of Birth: 11 December 1996
Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
Sport: Athletics - Pole Vault
Height: 1m79cm (5'10)
PB: 4m82cm (2017)

Eliza is a 21 year old Pole Vaulter who competes for her nation new Zealand. Already a hugely successful athlete, she is set to compete next month at the Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast Australia.. Eliza won bronze at the 2016 Olympics  in Rio, despite still only being a teenager. In the 2017 World Championships she finished only in 9th.

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Friday, 16 March 2018

Nicole Walraven

South African Hockey Player

Name: Nicole Walraven
Nationality: South African
Date of Birth: 
Place of Birth:  Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa
Sport: Hockey

Nicole is a South African Hockey player set to appear for her nation in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast, Australia. Both her brothers are also Hockey players for the mens team for South Africa. As well as her brother she has other generations of her family as successful sports people, with generations of Olympians. She was not part of the 2016 Olympic squad.

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Gretel Tippett

Australian Netball Player

Name: Gretel Tippett
Nationality: Australian
Date of Birth: 03 July 1993
Place of Birth: Southport, Queenland, Australia
Sport: Netball
Height: 1m91cm (6'3)
Position: Goal Attack/ Goal Shooter

Gretel comes from a Sporting family, with two brothers having played Aussie Rules Football. Gretel used to be Basketball player, before switching to Netball, where she now plays for the Australian national side as well as Queensland Firebirds. She is the first Netball player to feature on HWiS and will be hoping to star in the Gold Coast at the Commonwealth Games. 

Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

South Afican Cyclist

Name: Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio
Nationality: South Africa
Date of Birth: 09 December 1985
Place of Birth: Pretoria, South Africa

Sport: Cycling
Height: unknown

Team: Biglia

Ashleigh is a South African Cyclist who competes on the Road. She has a number of South African titles to her name in Road Race and Time Trials, and a Commonwealth Bronze in 2014 in the Road Race. She will be looking to improve upon that in the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

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Anicka Newell

Canadian Pole Vaulter

Name: Anicka Newell
Nationality: Canadian
Date of Birth: 05 August 1993
Place of Birth: Denton, Texas, USA
Sport: Athletics - Pole Vault
Height: 1m75cm (5'9)
PB: 4m65cm (2017)

Anicka is a Canadian Pole Vaulter. Although American born, she competes for the country of her mother. he high school and College career was all US based. She finished 12 th in the 2017 World Championships, and will be shortly representing her adopted nation in the Commonwealth Games being held in Gold Coast, Australia. She is the CAndain number 2 behind Alysha Newman, who has appeared on HWiS many times.

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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Mairi Drummond

British Hockey Player

Name: Mairi Drummond
Nationality: British
Date of Birth: 05 February 1997
Place of Birth: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Sport: Hockey
Height: 1m57cm (5'2)
Club: Wimbledon

Mairi is a British Hockey player, who will be shortly playing in the Commonwealth Games for Scotland being held in Gold Coast, Australia. She plays her club Hockey for Wimbledon in England. She plays as a defender. She plays as an amateur, combining her Hockey with a full time job.

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