Monday, 19 February 2018

Akuoma Omeoga

Nigerian Bobsledder

Name: Akuoma Omeoga
Nationality: Nigerian
Date of Birth: 22 June 1992
Place of Birth: St Paul, Minnesota, USA
Sport: Bobsleigh
Height: 1m65cm (5'4)

Akuoma is a member of the first ever Nigerian and also African Womens Bobseligh team. They are set to compete in their first ever Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea. After competing for University of Minnesota at Track and Field, she has moved over to Bobsleigh and attracted a hell of a lot of attention in doing so. Although American born, her parents are from Nigeria.

Click image for larger version

Yura Min

South Korean Figure Skater

Name: Yura Min
Nationality: South Korea / USA
Date of Birth: 15 August 1995
Place of Birth:  Torrance, California, USA
Sport: Figure Skating
Height: 1m63cm (5'4)

Yura is a dual nationality figure skater. Able to represent both the USA and South Korea, she represents the land of her parents, South Korea. She is currently competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics, in PyeongChang, South Korea. Yura competes with Alexander Gamelin, and they are South Korean champions.

Click image for larger version

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Talina Gantenbein

Swiss Ski Cross Racer

Name: Talina Gantenbein
Nationality: Swiss
Date of Birth: 08 August 1998
Place of Birth: 
Sport: Freestyle Skiing
Height: 1m65cm (5'5)
Event : Ski Cross

Talina is a Swiss Ski Cross racer who is set to appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. The Swiss teenager, she is 19 at time of publication, has not had the best of season and has failed to finish anywhere near a podium.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Aiza Mambekova

Aiza Mambekova (also Aiza Imambek) is a Kazakh Figure Skater

Name: Aiza Imambek (Mambekova)
Nationality: Kakazh
Date of Birth: 25 February 1999
Place of Birth:  Almaty Kazakhstan
Sport: Figure Skating
Height: 1m64cm (5'5

Aiza is an 18 year Kazakh Figure Skater about to star in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. In her first full year on the senior circuit she has had mixed results, and was second in the Kazakh national championships. Her name can be listed in two ways from Russian or Kazakh.

Click image for full size version

Ester Ledecka

Czech Skier/Snowboarder

Name: Ester Ledecka
Nationality: Czech
Date of Birth: 23 March 1995
Place of Birth:  Prague, Czech Republic
Sport: Skiing / Snowboard
Height: 1m73cm (5'8)

Ester is a Skier and  an Snowboarder. She has just won Gold in the Winter Olympics in the Super G and has still to compete in the Snowboard and the remaining Combined Skiing event. She has won Gold in Snowboard at World Championships before so she could be set for a second Gold. She is extremely rare in the Winter Sports world competing in both Skiing and Snowboard.

Click image for larger version

Anna Sloan

British Curler

Name: Anna Sloan
Nationality: British

Date of Birth: 05 Feb 1991
Place of Birth: Dumfries, Scotland, UK
Sport: Curling
Height: 1m63cm (5'3)

Anna is part of the British Womens Curling team currently competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Anna is the second member of the team featured on HWiS with her skip Eve Muirhead previously featured. She has won a host of medals including notably Bronze at the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Click image for larger version