Talking about periods in sport is still pretty taboo.
Talking about periods in sport is still pretty taboo. We need to acknowledge girls have periods, often from the age of 12, and that this affects your ability to train and perform (your body is busy spending energy on other important matters and is often in pain!). In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Chinese swimmer Fu Yuanhui made headlines in after race interview for saying she had her period. This is normal and we should be able to talk about it!