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Bad breaks help lifter go from strength to strength

Having never stepped inside a gym till she was 19, Megan Gifford is now aiming for the Tokyo Olympics in weightlifting.

Paddler's pursuit to be queen of her harbour

She's been an Olympian and world ocean ski champion, but paddler Teneale Hatton has yet to be crowned queen of her own harbour.

Moors the merrier: Aussie's loss is Black Ferns' gain

Here’s the thing about the latest Black Ferns wing prospect Natahlia Moors – she’s kind of... Australian.

The Mounties on a mission in the surf

Julia Conway and Jo Parry are lifeguards racing IRBs, saving lives and inspiring other women to drive in the surf.

Zoi rides talent, luck to world slopestyle domination

Capturing the X-Games, world champs and US Open titles in succession, Zoi Sadowski-Synott has come from nowhere.

Sole Wheel Blacks woman striving for Paralympics

For Maia Marshall-Amai, the only woman in the Wheel Blacks, the brutality of wheelchair rugby is not a deterrent, but a motivator.

Helen Clark raising her voice for women in sport

Former PM Helen Clark will use her voice to advocate for equal opportunities for women in sport.

Black Sticks hotshot just goes on her Merry way

Black Stick Olivia Merry may lead the world in goal scoring, but she doesn't give a damn about statistics.

Smiling Assassin gunning for WBO world title

A mental health nurse and church youth leader whose first reaction to conflict is to walk away, Lani Daniels isn't your typical boxing champion.

Twigg back in the boat with her eyes on the dais

After finishing fourth at the Olympics, twice, rower Emma Twigg has come out of retirement.

The woman steering towards America's Cup history

Carolijn Brouwer is ready to become the first woman to helm a challenger in 168 years.

Football Ferns outclassed as World Cup build-up begins

The third coming of Abby Erceg didn’t go as hoped.

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