“African Federations must realise how swimming can change lives:” Zambian sports woman of the year Tilka Paljk on swimming’s lack of recognition

Tilka Paljk is the poster girl for Zambian sport. The 21-year-old is Zambia’s number one swimmer, the nation’s sportswoman of the year, and has nearly booked her place to represent her country at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. However, her success in the sport masks the difficulties African swimmers face when

“The thing that kept me moving forward was getting back in the water” – Hannah Miley on Olympic heartbreak and her road to recovery

15 hundredths of a second were all that stood between Hannah Miley and an Olympic medal. Despite a tricky year, the girl from Inverurie is back and ready to defend her crown for the second time at next year’s Commonwealth Games. After her disappointment in Rio, Miley has spent the past