Sheer Grit and Determination

New Zealand cyclist Alison Shanks, 29, is profiled in The Wall Street Journal, which introduces athletes from around the world competing in the 2012 London Olympics. “New Zealand’s world champion individual pursuit rider is heading to London to compete in the team pursuit on the velodrome, 12-laps of sheer grit, determination and speed with two other women in an event that’s over in less than three-and-a-half minutes. Shanks spoke with The Wall Street Journal from Pennsylvania where she and her team are racking up the miles ahead of London. Winning gold ‘is a very realistic goal for us,’ she said.”


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Joseph Parker Self-Isolation’s Greatest Showman

Joseph Parker Self-Isolation’s Greatest Showman

Professional heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker, 28, has proved himself one of the great surprises to rise from the pandemic-induced global lockdown, according to UK-based The Sportsman. While the rest of the…