Sport Women

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July 29, 2012

Every four years something amazing happens. We get the chance to watch women in sports. Sure there’s the WBA but the biathlon? Or javelin? Or even fencing? Are you as excited about the Olympics as we are? We put together our favorite interviews with female athletes.

Aimee Mullins
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Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model and activist who uses whichever of her 12 pair of prosthetic legs is appropriate for the task at hand.

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13:35
motor bike lady
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Commentator Erika Monroe-Kane reflects on the appeal of driving really fast. Really fast.

Length: 
4:59
boxing woman
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Kate Sekules is a magazine editor, fiction and travel writer, restaurant reviewer and the last person who ever thought she’d find herself in a boxing ring. Until she did.

Length: 
13:52
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Melissa Joulwan plays for a roller derby team under the name "Melicious." She tells Anne Strainchamps why the sport's enjoying a renaissance, and why most of the players are feminists who enjoy playing with the sexual and warrior imagery.

Length: 
12:01
bear
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Tina Bertoni provides a commentary on what it was like to hunt a bear.

Length: 
2:07
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"Field and Stream" Associate Editor Kim Hiss tells Anne Strainchamps about her first hunt.

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12:31
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Jennifer Shahade is the author of "Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport." She tells Anne Strainchamps where the title of her book came from. 

Length: 
9:41
Extras
Incidental Music:
The String Quartet Tribute to PJ Harvey
(String Quartet Tribute to PJ Harvey / Various, Tribute to PJ Harvey)
"Rid of Me" by PJ Harvey
(Rid Of Me, PJ Harvey)
"Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen
"One" by Metallica
(...And Justice For All, Metallica)
"Hunting Bears" by Radiohead
(Amnesiac (Original Double Vinyl Edition), Radiohead)
"We Will Rock You" by Linda Ronstadt
(Dedicated to the One I Love, Linda Ronstadt)
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August 01, 2019