Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Sarah Walker

Kiwi BMX rider

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Name: Sarah Walker
Nationality:  New Zealand
Date of Birth: 10 July 1988
Place of Birth: Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Sport: BMX 
Height: 1m76cm (5'9)

New Zealander Sarah Walker is a premier BMX rider. She won silver at the 2012 Olympics, and narrowly missed out on a medal in 2008. She was just competing in the World Championships in Belgium, with a 10th place finish and a 2nd place finish. She is of Maori decent.

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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Helena Lloret

Spanish Water Polo Player

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Name: Helena Lloret
Nationality: Spanish
Date of Birth: 25 June 1992
Place of Birth: Mataro, Barcelona, Spain
Sport: Water Polo
Height: unknown

Helena is Water Polo player for Sant Andreu, in Spain. The club is one of the premier clubs not only in Spain but Europe. Helena had to take time out of her career when she suffered a Pulmonary Embolism in 2012 that meant she was unable to play for 6 months. With her previous club Sabadell she experience European success.

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Saturday, 25 July 2015

Wenda Nel

South African Hurdler


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Name: Wenda Theron-Nel
Nationality:South African
Date of Birth: 30 July 1988
Place of Birth: South Africa
Sport: Athletics - 400m Hurdles
Height: 
PB:52.09 (2015)

Wenda is currently on a career high with a new personal best and the reigning African champion. She is looking to the World Championships next month. In her youth career she competed at the sprint hurdles but as she became a senior athlete she moved to the longer distance.

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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Ieva Dumbauskaite

Lithuanian Beach Volleyballer

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Name: Ieva Dumbauskaite
Nationality: Lithuanian
Date of Birth:07 September 1994
Place of Birth: Klaipeda, Lithuania
Sport: Beach Volleyball
Height: 1m73cm (5'9)

Lithuania Beach Volleyballer is part of the first Lithuania duo to qualify for the Beach Volleyball Championships back in 2014. This led to her and her team mate being nominated for Lithuanian Team of the Year. The duo won a host of Youth Championships around Europe and will be hoping to take this ability to next years Olympics at the home of Beach Volleyball Rio di Janiero

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Olga Puchkova

Russian Tennis Player

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Name:Olga Puchkova
Nationality: Russia
Date of Birth: 27 September 1987
Place of Birth: Moscow, Russia
Sport: Tennis
Height: 1m80cm (5'11)
Ranking: 529 (22-07-2015)

Olga is a Russian Tennis player who has been professional since 2002. She has played in all 4 grand slams in here career with her best performance being a 3rd round in the US Open in 2012. She is currently ranked 529, but was in the top 100 as recent as 2 years ago, with an all time top ranking of 32 in 2007.  She has 7 ITF tour wins to her credit.

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Monday, 20 July 2015

Jennifer Abel

Canadian Diver

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Name: Jennifer Abel
Nationality: Canadian
Birthday: 23 August 1991
Place of Birth: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sport: Diving
Height: 1m60cm (5'3)

French Canadian Diver Jennifer is an immensely successful competitor. She has 3 golds from the Commonwealth Games on 2 occasions. She has silver and Bronze medals at World Championship level and an Olympic Bronze from London 2012. She won gold this year at the Pan American Games. She competes at 1m and 3 Springboard

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