• Girls with Grit encourages women to explore Yakima Valley’s vast outdoor activities
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    Girls with Grit encourages women to explore Yakima Valley’s vast outdoor activities

    There’s something for all seasons. Sponsored by Yakima Valley Tourism YAKIMA, Wash. — If you’re going to get a lesson in the great outdoors, Rimrock Lake is the perfect classroom. “This lake is so special, it is breathtaking. It’s huge. You’re not going to even see all of it today, because it’s that big,” said Shannon Mahre. Mahre’s been an athlete all her life. But it’s sharing her love of outdoor activities with other women that led her to create classes called, Girls with Grit. “Coaching, it definitely brings an aspect to my life that nothing else does. And so, I decided to start coaching all the sports that I…

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  • The World Games 2022: Best placed women in air sports
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    The World Games 2022: Best placed women in air sports

    The World Games 2022 took place in Birmingham, Alabama, USA in July 2022, and featured two air sports: Canopy Piloting, and for the first time ever, Drone Racing. Both competitions were mixed, with male and female pilots competing against one another. To celebrate the achievements of female athletes in air sports, we caught up with Cornelia Mihai (UAE) who took 7th place in Canopy Piloting, and Thailand’s Wanraya Wannapong who was the highest placed female in the Drone Racing competition in 10th place. Picture of Cornelia Mihai, Canopy Pilot. Credit (and header): Javier Buzz Ortiz Cornelia Mihai: Canopy Pilot  Canopy Piloting first featured at The World Games in 2005 in Germany…

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  • Women with wings at The World Games 2022
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    Women with wings at The World Games 2022

    With The World Games 2022 just days away, some of the female pilots who will be competing took a moment to share their story with us… Jeannie Bartholemew (USA) and Robin Jandle (USA) are both canopy pilots, and Ting Yu (TPE) and Ryan Lindsay Lessard (USA) are competing the drone racing. Although these two air sports are very different, the pride, passion and sense of sisterhood involved are felt by pilots from both disciplines. Both Ting Yu (known as Stephanie) and Ryan Lindsay Lessard are thrilled, although somewhat surprised, to be representing their countries at this international level of drone racing after starting out as hobbyists. Lessard started drone racing just…

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