Lauren Reynolds ready to smash her BMX competition at Tokyo

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. Five years ago, after the Rio Olympic Games, Australian BMX athlete Lauren Reynolds was at her lowest. “After Rio I felt completely unaccomplished,” says Reynolds. “Even though I had been to two Olympic Games, I felt like I was going nowhere and nothing made […]

Rowie Webster is Ready to Lead in and Out of the Pool

This article was first written for and published by Siren Sport. Rowie Webster landed in Tokyo last week, alongside her Australian Stingers teammates, preparing to represent Australia in her third Olympic Games. Plenty has changed for Webster since she made her Olympic water polo debut in London in 2012. “I started as a fairly good […]

‘I was so naïve’: Emma Jeffcoat adds to Aussie Olympic legacy

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  With the announcement that Emma Jeffcoat will be one of the six athletes set to represent Australia at the Tokyo Olympic Games in triathlon, she joins a rich history in triathlon of successful women named Emma. When Jeffcoat first transitioned from surf lifesaving to […]

Saxby has squash sights set on Birmingham 2022

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. Despite playing a variety of sports growing up, Tamika Saxby almost had no choice but to play squash. Saxby’s father was a squash coach and by the time Saxby was seven years old her parents bought a squash court and moved the family to […]

Ellie Pashley’s marathon effort for her first Olympic Games

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. Earlier this month, Ellie Pashley was named as part of the Australian Olympic team to head to Tokyo for the Olympic Games. Pashley will join eight other men and women who will represent Australia in the marathon and racewalk. For Pashley, who will compete […]

Kiana Elliott: from Gymnast to Weight Lifter

This article was first written for and published by Siren Sport. Kiana Elliott has qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. Sourced: NSW Weight Lifting Association Last week when Kiana Elliott was named as part of Australia’s Olympic team to compete in Tokyo it was the fulfillment of a childhood dream. “Representing Australia was something that was mentioned […]

Natalya Diehm bringing Aussie BMX to Tokyo

This article was first written for and published by Siren Sport.  Earlier this week, Natalya Diehm and five other riders made history when they were named to compete for the Australian Olympic Team in Tokyo in BMX and Mountain Bike. Diehm will make history as Australia’s first Olympic BMX Freestyler when the discipline makes its […]

Rosemary Popa’s Olympic dream is no longer just a mirage

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  The 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games will be like no other Olympic Games before it. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the atmosphere in the Olympic village will be limited. There are unlikely to be any spectators watching live and athletes will be subject to rigorous […]

Tessa Lavey on the importance of female role models

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. The Australian Opals are one of Australia’s most successful sporting teams. With the recent announcement of the Opals squad to represent Australia in Tokyo at the Olympic Games, 12 women are looking to add to the Opals’ dominant Olympic legacy of three silver and […]