“Crazy tricks, crazy air time, loads of spins, almost like gymnastics with a bike.” Declan Brooks on freestyle BMX’s Olympic debut

Growing up with a dad who loved two-wheeled bikes, whether it was motorbikes, motocross or BMX.  It seemed almost inevitable that Declan Brooks would find himself representing Team GB across the globe in one of the most extreme Olympic sports. Speaking to the Sports Gazette following his podium finish at the

“I don’t believe in riding like a girl, you just ride.” European champion Charlotte Worthington aims for Olympic glory

At just 23 years old, Charlotte Worthington has already medalled at a number of freestyle BMX’s most coveted competitions. Last year, Worthington became the sport’s first-ever female European champion and in December she added a bronze at the World Championships in China to her ever-growing medal collection. “I was blown away that I managed

St Mary’s Shemar Boldizsar on his Olympic dreams

Shemar Boldizsar sprints to gold at the European U23 Championships. Photo courtesy of Boldizsar

Shemar Boldizsar is a 200m sprinter at St Mary’s University in Twickenham. His 2019 season was one full of personal bests that culminated in him winning the gold medal at the European U23 Championships for Great Britain in July. At just 20-years-old, Boldizsar has a bright future ahead of him in athletics.  His

“We will be up there as one of the teams to beat” Team GB’s Hannah Short on the first ever World Beach Games and her love of beach soccer

London City Lionesses, Portsmouth, England, and now Great Britain. This is a sneak peek into the busy life of Hannah Short, the Bristol-born footballer who currently plays for all of these teams, albeit in two very different ways. Traditional, 11-a-side football played on grass: this is the sort of football which is

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