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WOMAN WITH EDGE: ZARA DAMPNEY

Zara Dampney
Zara wears Speedo Solid Rippleback Swimsuit, £21

Most of us are packing away our cossies until next year, but not Olympic beach volleyballer Zara Dampney who’ll be training in hers year round. She caught up with Fitphernalia to share her tips

When Zara and her doubles partner Shauna Mullin represented Britain in the 2012 Olympics (the first time a British team have been in the Games), there was more focus on the girls’ skimpy outfits than their performance. ‘It annoys me. When you look at other track and field athletes they wear really similar outfits, so I don’t see what all the fuss is about,’ she says, ‘I feel comfortable in what we play in – we’re often in warm conditions and you don’t want sand getting stuck in your clothes and weighing you down.’

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WOMAN WITH EDGE: LYNSEY SHARP

Lynsey
Lynsey storming the track at London 2012. Photo by Mark Shearman.

As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow, Fitphernalia catches up with 800m medal contender Lynsey Sharp

No doubt about it, the 800m was the worst event in sports day. I had to do it once. I think I got over the humiliation of puffing, cherry-faced around the track in front of the whole school some time in 2013.

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