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Canadian figure skater Meagan Duhamel has achieved a lifelong ambition by winning Gold at the Canadian national championships. The vegan skated with her partner Eric Radford to win their first pairs title. Their performance attracted widespread critical acclaim and was considered to be of the highest international standard.
With an established history of success at national tournaments into her 40s, Vicky is recognised nationally in the United States. She has been consistently ranked in the top six amateurs in the country, in a category including players young enough to be Vicki's daughters. She has been ranked #1 in Northern California in singles, Mixed Doubles and Women's Doubles nd in 2014 won the US National Senior Tourament.
Emily is a kickboxer whose move to boxing earned her a national title. The Australian trains hard, travels by bicycle and is a drummer in two bands. She feels that her diet is very effective in maintaining health, strength and endurance. Sh3e was the 2012 Asutralian Amateur champion and in 2013 took Silver. She turned vegan at age fifteen with a through understanding of the food industry having discovered about the environmental and social impact.
Amanda is a boxing champion, bodybuilder and trainer who is passionate about animals. She came from a family of boxers and has won the Chicago Golden Gloves title an amazing four times. She has also won a North America bodybuilding title.
Amanda turned vegan aged 29, although she stopped eating meat aged 5 when she discovered that animals were killed for it, and ate very little dairy until she went full vegan. She has rescued dogs and brings her passion for animals to her gym training, proudly wearing vegan logos at every opportunity. ... click to read more.
Jack is a cyclist who has risen from lower ranks to become a national level cyclist. His sensational rise has included nine victories in major races, and international competition. He competed in the Cycle COurier World Championships and won the main race in 2008. He is known for his piston tattoos on the backs of his legs and has been vegan through all of his cycling career.
As one of the leading instructors internationally in karate, Sensei Buchwald has won and retained the British karate title and now resides in America as leading teaching assistant to the world chief instructor in Goju Rya Karate. He has captained the US national team. His family have been vegetarian for many years and Mirko is a life long vegetarian and long term vegan who believes in avoiding harm to animals.
Martial artist Jake Shields (pictured kicking) acheived a well-received win over a dangerous grappling expert. Jake took on a Judo expert who was experienced in higher weight categories. The match included some expert throws, but Jake dealt with them all and relied on his excellent striking. The win means lifelong vegetarian and now vegan Jake has won 79% of his career fights.