Interview of the Month: Haylie McCleney, gold medallist in Softball
Haylie McCleney won gold in Softball with Team USA at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, USA. The 28-year-old professional Softball outfielder hails from Morris, a town 30 kilometres north of Birmingham. Winning the Games in front of 10,000 spectators at the Hoover Met Stadium was, in a way, a home game for her. In the IWGA Interview of the Month, she recalls those summer days in Birmingham one year ago.
The World Games Athlete of June 2023: Anatolii Novopismennyi
The 27-year-old athlete was best lifter overall at his most recent competition, the World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships in Malta in June 2023, organized by the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF). On stage in Malta he won his third IPF title and he set new Squat & Total IPF World Records.