Winning Women: New series for Newstalk on the female athletes competing at London 2012

Over four weeks reporter Lisa Essuman and Chris Clarke have brought us behind the stories of Winning Women who are heading to the Olympic Games.

This August, Team Ireland sent 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. Ireland’s first ever Olympic qualifier in Modern Pentathlon, Natalya Coyle. Raphoe, Donegal’s 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.

Winning Women is an Athena Media production made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland and broadcast on Newstalk. Producer is Helen Shaw and reporter Lisa Essuman.

Subscribe to Winning Women Podcast; Episodes 1 – 8, on the Athena Media RSS feed here.

Additional Winning Women Podcasts on athletes Hannah Craig; Canoe Slalom and Laura Reynolds; Race Walking, are on the Athena Media RSS feed.

Click here to listen to Episode 1 – Marathon, featuring Ava Hutchinson, Linda Byrne, and Maria McCambridge.

Click here to listen to Episode 2 – Triathlon, featuring Aileen Morrison.

Click here to listen to Episode 3 – Track and Field, Fionnuala Britton

Click here to listen to Episode 4 – Badminton, Chloe Magee

Click here to listen to Episode 5 – Judo, Lisa Kearney

Click here to listen to Episode 6 – Swimming, Sycerika McMahon n

Click here to listen to Episode 7, Modern Pentathlon; Natalya Coyle. Pole Vault; Tori Pena

Click here to listen to Episode 8, Race walking; Olive Loughnane. Rower; Sanita Puspure

To listen to our compilation featuring Judo player Lisa Kearney, swimmer Sycerika McMahon, Pentathlete Natalya Coyle, Rower Sanita Puspure, and Race Walker Olive Loughnane click here and to listen to our second compilation featuring Long distance runner – Fionnuala Britton, Linda Byrne -marathon runner, Triathlete – Aileen Morrison, Canoeist – Hannah Craig and Badminton player – Chloe Magee click here