Nina Kennedy, Pole Vaulter – Part 2

In Part 2 of our interview with #NewHero pole vaulter Nina Kennedy, the adidas athlete gets real about her goals for the 2017 World Championships and her recent National Championships heartbreak; the mental struggles of professional sport; Nitro Athletics; and whether media interest in women’s sport is a force for good or evil. 

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Nina Kennedy, Pole Vaulter – Part 1

Nina Kennedy is positively bursting with personality. But it’s the maturity beyond her 20 years that makes Nina an unrelenting athlete who is vaulting her way to international superstardom. At just 17 she claimed the Junior World Record for pole vault and competed in her first ever World Championships… But if you think she’s done, then you’re dead wrong. 

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Gemma Houghton, Fremantle Dockers AFLW Player

The inaugural AFLW season has launched the careers of a unique breed of cross-code #NewHeroes. Case-in-point: Fremantle Docker’s recruit Gemma Houghton, who was recruited from State Basketball and has now fallen in love with the nation’s favourite game. Gemma tells Sport Story about her game day rituals, the mental challenges of playing full contact, and the reward in playing the first ever AFL Women’s league.  

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Brianna Beahan, 100m Hurdler

Brianna Beahan is clipping at the heels of greatness. The West Aussie hurdler finished her 2016 season devastatingly close to the Rio Olympics, just 0.03 seconds shy of the qualifying time. In our first ever New Hero profile, Brianna tells Sport Story what 2016 taught her, what motivates her, and what goals she has firmly in her sights for 2017. 

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