Former teacher, now teaching assistant, with a penchant for storytelling
Episode 10 - Mithali Raj, Kelly Clark, Lindsey Vonn, Ronda Rousey and Ashley Fiolek   Mithali Raj What is a synonym for ‘standby’ – be careful as this is one word not two ! Why did the team not always have access to proper equipment? In which discipline was Mithali ranked number 1 at? Which cricketing prize did she become the first woman to win?   Kelly Clark When did Kelly starts skiing? What is the other word the author uses for ‘height’? Why did Kelly not train as much as she possibly should have leading up to the 2006 Olympics? How do you think Kelly felt after her first run at the 2010 Olympics?   Lindsey Vonn When was her first Olympics? How old was Lindsay when she first became overall champion? Which bone did she break just before the 2010 Olympics? Why did Lindsay get extra recovery time? Do you think she would have competed otherwise?   Ronda Rousey In which sport did Ronda first become a champion? In which year did Ronda debut in MMA? What was the name of the women’s fighting organisation she joined? How long was Ronda’s shortest ever match?   Ashley Fiolek Who in Ashley’s family also took part in motocross? Why is hearing important to motocross riders? What did Ashley use instead of sound? What does WMA stand for? Why was the televising for races problematic for Ashley? Do you think this situation was fair?
Episode 9 -  Ellen Macarthur, Melissa Stockwell, Serena Williams, Danica Patrick and Nicola Adams   Ellen Macarthur How old was she when she first went on a yacht? In 1996, what place did she gain in the race across the Atlantic Ocean? What injury did she sustain during the Equator race? How might this have affected her ability on the boat? Put into your own words what a ‘circular economy’ is.   Melissa Stockwell How did Melissa become injured? What is a ‘prosthetic’? Name the three parts to a (para) triathlon. Why do you think she had to ‘change legs’ for each stage of the paratriathlon?   Serena Williams Who was her very first coach? Do you think you would like this? Which year did Serena win her first US open title? What is a ‘Serena Slam’? Why was her win at the 2017 Australian Open seen as ‘breaking a taboo’? Why do you think this was seen as unusual?   Danica Patrick What happened when on Danica’s first go-kart trip? Which three years was she the Grand National Champion at karting? Why do you think so few women have competed in motor sports? How many laps did she lead the 2005 edition of the Indy 500?   Nicola Adams When was the ban on women’s boxing lifted? Why do you think it had been banned previously? Why did Nicola – and her mum – need to work so many jobs? How did she fracture her spin in 2009? Why might this been seen as ‘ironic’? Why was her Olympic win in 2012 a landmark moment in women’s boxing?
Episode 8 - Manon Rheaume, Deng Yaping, Valentina Vezzali, Katherine Grainger and Influential Sports Teams   Manon Rheaume Which position did she play in? What happened in the match when she was hit in the face with a puck? Do you really think the men would feel ‘embarrassed’ about not scoring against a woman player? Name two of the pro hockey teams she played for   Deng Yaping Why did the table tennis community not always take her seriously? What medals did she win at the 1992 Olympics? How old was she when she retired? Do you find this surprising? What did she concentrate once she was no longer competing?   Valentina Vezzali What are the names of the 3 types of fencing weapons? Why was the 2008 Olympics different for her as a person? Which medals did she win in 2012? Why was this significant? Find the word that means ‘voted for’ in the final part.   Katherine Grainger In which subject does she has a PhD? Where did she win the Eva Bailey Trophy, and what was it for? Who was her partner at the 2012 Olympics? Why do you think she decided to make a ‘comeback’ in 2016?   Influential Sports Teams Which sport did the Bloomer Girls participate in? Find out what ‘bloomers’ are and why that might have been their nickname? At which university would you have found the Tigerbelles? Who was their coach? How many people watched the 2015 Women’s Football World cup? Do you think it is fair that men and women are paid differently for playing exactly the same game? Which countries did some of the Olympic refugee team come from? Why would the Olympic committee allow them to participate even though they probably would not win?
Episode 7 - Kim Soo-Nyung, Kristi Yamaguchi, Layne Beachley, Mia Hamm and Lisa Leslie   Kim Soo-Nyung How many medals did she win at the Seoul Olympics in 1988? Who beat her in the 1992 Olympics? Do you think this made the result easier or harder to take? How old was she when she decided to retire? Do you think people thought this was a wise decision? Considering she won a Bronze medal on her ‘comeback’ do you think the sport was worse off without her?   Kristi Yamaguchi What was the history of Kristi’s family in America? Do you think skating was thought as a suitable sport for her? What physical problems did she have? Who was her skating partner? Why might they have parted ways? “The melodies were written on her skates” How does this describe how she danced to the music?   Layne Beachley What personal event motivated her as a child? When did she win her first professional surfing competition? How many times in a row did she win the World Championship? Now that she has retired, what does she do?   Mia Hamm  Why did Mia pause her studies in 1991? What footballing world record did she achieve in 1999? Why did FIFA want the World Cup moved to different venues? What did Mia set up in 2001?   Lisa Leslie At 12 years old, how tall was Lisa? How tall are most 12 year old girls? What happened at the 1996 Olympics? Which club team did she play basketball for? What is an MBA? What did Lisa do with hers?
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Sep 28th, 1977
Location
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Episode Count
40
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
10 hours, 3 minutes
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 000092