Daniel Jarvis: the St Mary’s student with World Championship dreams

The next 18 months are important for any athlete with aspirations of competing at the upcoming World Athletics Championships, and next year’s Olympic Games beyond that. But for St Mary’s University student and distance runner Daniel Jarvis, the stakes couldn’t be higher. The 23-year-old has just finished the penultimate year of his Business Management degree and

Politics, comedy and triple jump: the hectic lifestyle of British champion Naomi Ogbeta

Feelings of awe, inspiration and, to some extent, disbelief are surely engrained within those closely associated with Naomi Ogbeta. Indeed, following a mere 45 minute conversation with her I was left puzzled; trying to fathom how on earth this young athlete manages to combine the range of activities that consume her hectic timetable, while

Meet Richard Prescott, the man who looked after Anthony Joshua at the London Olympics and accompanied England Rugby Union at three World Cups

When the Rugby Football Union part-hosted the 1999 World Cup with Wales, Richard Prescott’s best memories weren’t with the England team. “New Zealand were playing France and no one expected France to win. At half time half a dozen of the France players disappeared”, chuckled Richard. He continued: “Two of us went

“I was not put on this earth to play cricket”: Lewis Hatchett on missing half a rib cage, the stigma of body image and an extraordinary drive to defeat adversity

Sat opposite Lewis Hatchett in a coastal tearoom bustling with activity on a rare sun-drenched afternoon, it is difficult to fathom that the former Sussex seamer is anything but the archetypal fast bowler. Tall, broad shouldered with a confident stride, his retirement two summers ago at the age of just

“If Leicester can win the Premiership, Great Britain can finish top-two here”: Team GB look to seize huge opportunity in Budapest

Great Britain's national team are confident heading into the IIHF 2018 Ice Hockey World Championship Division 1A tournament this week in Budapest. It wasn't 10 minutes into my conversation with head coach Pete Russell before he likened Team GB's chances of finishing top-two in the tournament with Leicester City's formidable and unlikely

“I know I can perform under pressure now on the biggest stage”: Team England’s Dan Goodfellow on Olympic Bronze, Tom Daley and Commonwealth Games

On the eve of embarking on his Commonwealth Games debut, Team England diver Dan Goodfellow spoke to Sports Gazette about his experience at the Olympics in Brazil, and how he managed to succeed in the sport at such a young age. Team England have a cherished history in diving at the

“You don’t know whats around the corner – I’ll enjoy it as much as I can”: Chris Grassick on Gold Coast 2018, dealing with injury setback and captaining Scotland

Captaining your country at a home games - it doesn’t get much better than that for an athlete. In 2014, Scottish men’s hockey captain Chris Grassick did exactly that at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, an experience he still relishes to this day. “It was really special,” he said. “It was a proud

“I almost led a secret life”: Phil Harris on becoming Britain’s best figure skater, looking ahead to Beijing 2022

Ahead of the 2018 World Figure Skating Championships in Milan, we spoke to three-time British national champion Phillip Harris about his rise to the pinnacle of the sport. The 28-year-old Blackpool native was stranded in a London airport with an unexpected moment to reflect, eagerly waiting for details on his delayed