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Kumar thapa standing with Jr Naymar at PSG

Kumar Thapa on the dire state of women’s football in Nepal

Kumar Thapa is a former professional footballer who played for Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC), Armed Police Force club (APF) in Nepal, represented his country, internationally, and more recently coached the Nepal Women’s football team between 2015 and 2017. Kumar Thapa shares his journey navigating through Nepalese football, leading the women’s team to success, and the …

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The Anesthesiologist captain of the Argentina Women’s cricket team: Veronica Vasquez

Veronica Vasquez is the captain of the Argentina Women’s cricket team. An anesthesiologist by the day, she is also leading on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. A right-handed batter, she has also played in South American Women’s Championship. We caught up to hear her story and that of Argentine cricket in this feature. Zushan …

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Redefining impact measurement (Fathom Performance): Lauren Schwaar

Lauren Schwaar is a basketball coach, communications professional, and the founder of Fathom Performance, an emerging mobile platform that is redefining impact measurement within the world of sport. We sat down with Lauren to hear more about her sports entrepreneurship journey and career in sport. Zushan Hashmi: What is your sports background? Lauren Schwaar: I …

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Sana Mahmud plays basketball for Pakistan

Sana Mahmud: Former Pakistan Women’s football and basketball captain

Sana Mahmud is one of the finest athletes of Pakistan. Having captained Pakistan in two sports, she is a dedicated social professional with a love for academia and women’s empowerment. Sana Mahmud is the former captain of the Pakistan National Women’s Football (2010-12) and basketball (2016-2017) teams. She is recovering after injuring her ACL recently. …

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