“It just makes life so much easier”: Chris Adcock on playing doubles as husband and wife, funding cuts, a love of dogs and going for Commonwealth gold

Michael Jordan knew a fair bit about winning. And it was the great Chicago Bulls shooting guard who declared: “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.” For Chris Adcock, these words could scarcely be more pertinent. Ranked seventh in world badminton, the 28-year-old heads to April’s Commonwealth Games as

“It takes a lot to stay on top of the world for so long”: U.S.A. Para ice hockey captain Josh Pauls on his inspirational journey, dominating the Paralympics

Josh Pauls and the United States Para ice hockey team are two-time defending Paralympic gold medalists, and kicked off their PyeongChang 2018 campaign with a 10-0 thumping of Japan on Sunday. The game was a rematch of the Vancouver 2010 gold medal game, when the Americans claimed their second Para ice

“Because I loved boxing, people assumed that I wanted to be a boy”: Stacey Copeland on women’s boxing, perceptions of femininity and deciding against a nickname

Until 1997, women could not legally box in Great Britain. It would be another fifteen years before Nicola Adams and Katie Taylor would announce themselves to the world in London, as women’s boxing made its debut at the 2012 Olympics. Six years on, there are just three weight categories for women

“It’s the pinnacle of the sport”: Danny Mullins on attempting to ride that elusive Cheltenham winner

When I called Danny Mullins on the Wednesday evening before the Beast from East roared through the country, I felt bad. Momentarily I’d taken the Kilkenny-born jockey away from his new love, the mother of dragons, Daenerys Targaryen. His latest injury - a wrist operation - allowed him the time to catch

“I don’t put limits on myself. I don’t feel like I’m going to get to a time and think that’s it”: Jamal Rhoden-Stevens on his hunger for success on the track

Jamal Rhoden-Stevens did not begin taking athletics seriously until he turned 18 years old. Now 23, he is returning home from his first Team GB experience at last weekend’s World Indoor Athletics Championships, where he ran in the 4 x 400m relay. He vividly recalls how it was his father who

Lauren Woolstencroft: “My greatest achievement was winning five gold medals in Vancouver”

On the eve of the 2018 Paralympic Games, Sports Gazette tracked down a former Paralympian to ask some questions about her life, the Paralympic games starting on 9th March in Pyeongchang, and being voted into the Canadian Paralympic Hall of Fame.     Just imagine being able to say that you’ve competed at an

Women sports pioneers

As with most areas of life that took place outside of the home, the world of sports was initially reserved for men only. This changed over the course of the 20th century. In celebration of International Women’s Day, Sports Gazette takes a look at some of the sporting world’s female trailblazers

“Success breeds popularity – people want a piece of it”: why women’s cricket continues its rapid rise

It was mid-afternoon on a muggy July Sunday when Anya Shrubsole put the finishing touches to the gold standard of World Cups. For one day shy of a month, English cricket put on a show like no other. It would be a spectacle with a fitting conclusion, with Shrubsole’s yorker