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Best Of: Beth Tweddle

Beth Tweddle Bars in London

It was supposed to be an innocuous question and answer session and a chance for sports fans to tap the brains of one of Britain’s most successful athletes, Beth Tweddle. Instead, Beth found herself the subject of some spiteful and misogynistic vitriol when she agreed to participate in a live twitter Q&A with Sky Sports – ranging from lewd comments to insults about her appearance. It is another disappointing reflection of the discrimination female athletes face – an issue that…

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Best Of: McKayla Maroney

McKayla Maroney in Up in the Air. 30 Seconds to Mars,

Mckayla Maroney is probably one of the most well-known athletes today. She was widely already admired by the gymternet for her technically impressive vaulting skills and seemed practically assured of the vault gold at London, no mean feat given the unpredictability of gymnastics. But she crashed out on her second vault at the London Olympics – and so the story goes, ended up catapulting to fame, thanks to the infamous Not Impressed meme. But there is much to be impressed…

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