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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Olympic hockey babe 2: Samantha Quek



Congratulations to the Great Britain women's hockey team for qualifying for the Olympic final for the first time, beating New Zealand yesterday to continue their unique unbeaten record at the championships.


Quek (left) celebrates yesterday




There are some very attractive ladies in the British team and none more so than the delicious Samantha Quek.   Quek, 27, is from Liverpool and has a Spoirts and Exercise Science degree from Leeds Metropolitan University.




The 5' 6" tall Quek has captained Great Britain during the Champions Trophy in Argentina in 2014 despite playing the whole tournament with two broken ribs.




She was part of the team that won the European Championships Gold medal in 2015 being given the man (surely some mistake) of the match award in the final against the Netherlands.




 Great Britain is facing double Olympic champions the Netherlands again in Friday's final but although the Dutch are the hot favourites you wouldn't want to bet against Great Britain the way they are playing at present.  Good luck ladies!



4 comments:

  1. Why do we still have "man of the match" in any sport? Adopt "most valuable player" (MVP); this covers every eventuality.

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    1. Good point. Probably because those who run much of British sport only grudgingly accept women as competitors.

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  2. Did you see this little gem of information on the BBC or in The Guardian? It intersects with your interests, I should think.

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    The British women's cycling team has enjoyed remarkable success, including gold in a thrilling team pursuit. Could this be partly thanks to instructions they received about pubic hair?
    Some time ago, after a number of riders complained about saddle soreness, British Cycling organised a conference of experts to find a solution. The sages advised tilting the saddles at a slightly different angle and encouraging the athletes to stop waxing or shaving their bikini lines. Pubic hair, it turns out, helps protect against friction and remove sweat from the skin.
    Issuing these instructions made for some uncomfortable conversations.
    "It was a tricky one to broach," Phil Burt, British Cycling's long-time physiotherapist, admitted to the Guardian.
    But it seems to have worked. Burt says the medal-winners haven't had a saddle sore between them for six months.
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37100585

    Full Story in The Grauniad https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2016/aug/15/team-gb-cycling-saddle-sore-medals

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