Sunday, 28 June 2015

Ganna Rizatdinova

Ukrainian Rythmic Gymnast

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Name: Ganna Rizatdinova
Nationality: Ukraine
Date of Birth: 16 July 1993
Place of Birth: Simferopol, Ukraine
Sport: Gymnastics (Rythmic)
Height: 1m70cm (5'7)

Ganna (Or Anna Rizatdinova depending on source) is a successful Ukrainian Gymnast who has achieved success this week at the European Games in Baku. She has won medals at all levels in a plethora of events, from Hoop, Ball or Ribbon to Team events. She competed at the 2012 Olympics and following World Championships Gold last year will hope for Olympic Gold to follow next year

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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Melissa Wu

Australian Diver

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Name: Melissa Wu
Nationality: Australian
Birthday: 03 May 1992
Place of Birth: Sydney, Australia
Sport: Diving
Height: 1m52cm (5'0)

Melissa is an Australian diver of mixed heritage with her father of Chinese ancestry and her Mother English-Australian. She has been an international diver foe around 10 years, appearing at the 2006 Commonwealth Games. In 2010 she won Commonwealth Gold in Delhi. She won Silver at the 2008 Olympics but missed out on the medals at London 2012.

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Friday, 19 June 2015

Victoria Faye Kjolberg

Norwegian Beach Volleyballer

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Name: Victoria Faye Kjolberg
Nationality: Norwegian
Date of Birth:08 March 1993
Place of Birth: Asker, Norway
Sport: Beach Volleyball
Height: 1m73cm (5'9)


Victoria is a Beach Volleyball player from Norway. She plays with team mate Janne Kongshavn. The top ranked Norwegian pair they are currently 49th in the FIVB Tour Ranking. She is currently representing Norway in the European Games at Beach Volleyball in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Kate Gill

Australian Footballer

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Name:Kathryn Anne Gill
Nationality: Australian
Date of Birth: 10 December 1984
Place of Birth: Auckland, New Zealand
Sport: Football
Height: 1m79cm (5'10)
Position : Forward
Club: Perth Glory

Kate is an Australian New Zealand born international footballer. After graduating High School she has played for 8 clubs in Australia and Sweden. She alternated between the Swedish and Australian Leagues for several years, playing for Perth Glory whilst having spells with 4 Swedish clubs up till 2012. She is not currently in the Australian squad for the World Cup after recently featuring in April.

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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Mayya Katsitadze

Russian Tennis Player

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Name: Mayya Katsitadze
Nationality: Russia
Date of Birth: 21 March 1995
Place of Birth: Krymsk, Russia
Sport: Tennis
Height: unknown
Ranking: 640 (16-06-2015)

AFter reaching a career high of 317 two years ago, Mayya has been on the slide in the rankings, down to the mid 600's now in 2015. Her recent form has seen her either fall out in the first round or second in a host of lower level competition in Turkey or Russia with earnings this year only in the region of $1000.

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Monday, 15 June 2015

Tina Weirather

Liechtenstein Skier

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Name:Tina Weirather
Nationality: Liechtenstein
Date of Birth: 24 May 1989
Place of Birth: Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Sport: Skiing
Height: 1m62cm (5'4)

Petite Tina is a leading Liechtenstein sportswomen. She has a history with mis timed injuries, getting injured just before the 2010 Olympics and during the 2014 Olympics. During Sochi, her injury meant that she missed the rest of the 2014 season, where she had been Third in the World Cup before hand,ruining chances of a high finish. She finished 10th overall in the last World Cup. She has four career World Cup wins to her name.

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