Hardcore and heartbreak: Shazza McKenzie shows both in the ring

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If you asked Chantelle McTeare to describe herself, she uses words like quiet, shy and timid.

But when McTeare becomes Shazza McKenzie in the ring, it becomes a completely different ball game.

McTeare discovered wrestling when she was 15 years old. Her boyfriend at the time had an interest in the sport.

The sport that won Amie Thompson’s heart

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Before I introduce you all to artistic swimmer Amie Thompson, I want to set the record straight on two frequently asked questions.

First of all it’s artistic swimming. Not synchronised swimming. The proposed name change from synchronised to artistic swimming was passed in 2017 at the International Swimming Federation Congress in July 2017.

Becchara Palmer is focused on success both on and off the sand

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Like many other talented sportswomen, Becchara Palmer grew up playing a variety of sports.

Palmer was so good at sport that she went to a sporting high school. During her high school years, the South Australia Sports Institute paid the school a visit and Palmer participated in their talent identification program.

It’s all in the family for Sergei Evglevski

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If there was ever an athlete ‘born’ to participate in a particular sport, it’s Sergei Evglevski. He will represent Australia at the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games in the pistol events.

Evglevski is the son of Sergei Evglevski Sr, a two-time Australian Olympic team gunsmith and of Lalita Yauhleuskaya of Belarus.

Kiwi Danielle McKenzie ready for upcoming Ironwoman series

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This weekend at Kingscliff, Danielle McKenzie will be one of many women competing in the start of the 2020 Nutri-Grain Ironwoman series.

But being born in New Zealand, growing up McKenzie didn’t even know an opportunity to participate in surf lifesaving at an elite level existed, turning her attention to other sports instead (and cheering on the All Blacks).

Marianna Tolo and the Capitals pushing for historic three-peat

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With nine wins and four losses, the University of Canberra Capitals ended the 2020 WNBL regular season in third place.

While the Capitals may have been disappointed to miss a top-two finish after losses to both the Southside Flyers and the Townsville Fire in the final games of the regular season, there is no doubt that this is a team that can win the three games needed to secure them a historic WNBL three-peat.

Bec Cole confident her Southside Flyers can help make WNBL basketball’s main game

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Last month, an agreement between Basketball Australia, Foxtel and the ABC ensured all 60 games of the WNBL season would be shown live across the country – and Bec Cole of the Southside Flyers was an unexpected beneficiary.

“I love being able to watch basketball almost every single night,” she says.

“So because we’re not training or playing ourselves, you can now turn on Kayo, Foxtel or the ABC and you can watch amazing games with talented athletes.