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The Sports History Chronicle World Sportswoman of the Year 2016: Katie Ledecky

My shortlist for world sportswoman of the Year is: Almaz Ayana (Ethiopia – Athletics)- the woman who produced the most extraordinary performance of the Olympics when she smashed the world 10,0000m record.  The record had stood since 1993 and had … Continue reading

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What we learned from the Rio Olympic Games in Swimming, Cycling, Rugby, Golf and Tennis

A week after the Games in Rio here are my reflections on some of the sports.  Some are general points about the Olympics and world sport but there are some extra thoughts about British performances: OPENING CEREMONY   Even with … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Sportswoman of the Year 2015: Gwen Jorgensen

To be considered for this award a sportswoman will have had an exceptional year. They will usually have to be the world number one or world champion and have set some kind of record. Some of the names I considered … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Sportswoman of the Year 2014 – Katie Ledecky

My shortlist for the world Sportswoman of the year was: Patrizia Kummer SWI (Snowborading) – winner of Olympics and four world cup races in parallel giant slalom Natalie Geisenberger GER (Luge) – winner of the Olympic title and seven out … Continue reading

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Sports History Chronicle World Sportswoman of 2013 – Kaori Icho

These are some of the leading contenders in my consideration for the best sportswoman in the world in 2013: Jessica Fox won four out of five world cup races in C1 slalom canoe. She also won gold at the world … Continue reading

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Farewell to Rebecca Adlington

Rebecca Adlington has announced that she would be ending her competitive swimming career. She has left some wonderful memories. It is always a bit more special when you have followed someone’s career as they have progressed through the ranks. I … Continue reading

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Olympics 2012:Swimming

The big story in the Olympics swimming was Michael Phelps becoming the most successful Olympian of all-time. The big clash of the Games was supposed to be Phelps against Ryan Lochte but the anticipated showdowns never lived-up to the anticipation … Continue reading

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