While most Americans have never even heard of basketball’s cousin, netball, take a look at the packed stadium for this match between Australia and New Zealand and ask yourself how often women’s basketball in the USA ever gets crowds like this?
Amber Hearn of New Zealand celebrates with a teammate after scoring New Zealand’s only goal in a 2-1 loss to Japan in the Women’s World Cup.
New Zealand’s players lay on the pitch after the Japan vs New Zealand group B match of the FIFA women’s football World Cup Germany vs Canada on June 27, 2011 in Bochum, western Germany. Japan won 2-1. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (via World Soccer - Photo Gallery - Yahoo! Sports)
Awwww my poor Kiwis!!!
Shelley Nitschke of the Australian women’s cricket team against New Zealand. Check out her arms!
If you want to see how tough it is to be a pro rally driver, try this ridealong with rally driver Emma Gilmour and her co-driver Claire Mole. This is a rally stage in Finland, known for it’s narrow dirt roads with unforgiving trees lining each side and huge jumps (check out at 3:37), all driven at a high rate of speed.
Any time you think your commute is bad, take a view of this!
Another photo of New Zealand Rally driver Emma Gilmour and her Subaru Rally car.
Last year, Emma competed in the World Rally Championship leg in New Zealand and finished in 2nd place on the podium in the Production WRC category.
New Zealand Rally driver Emma Gilmour and her baby. :)