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Winning Women



This August, Team Ireland is sending 65 athletes to the Olympic games, 27 of whom are women. Among the athletes covered in the series, there will be Sycerika Mcmahon the 17 year old swimmer and multi gold winning medallist as well as Irelands first ever Olympic qualifier in Modern Pentathlon, Natalya Coyle. Raphoe, Donegals international badminton star; Chloe Magee. Mexican American Irish pole vaulter Tori Pena and long distance marathon runners, Ava Hutchinson and Linda Byrne Winning Women features legendary commentator Jimmy Magee, Olympic silver medalist Sonia O Sullivan and Irish Times athletics correspondent Ian O Riordan, among others. The 8 part series is an Athena Media production, funded through BAI Sound Vision scheme and Broadcast on Newstalk. Producer is Helen Shaw and reporter Lisa Essuman. Episode 8. First timer and Latvian born Sanita Puspure is Irelands first woman rower at the Games since 1980 and she is the focus in this episode of Winning Women.