Mission Possible: Meet The Athletes


We stand by the notion that every single person - no matter their race, views or upbringing - should be entitled to the same opportunities as the person next to them. 

But we understand that none of this would be possible without the selflessness and courage of women who have fought - and continue to fight - to ensure a better future.

That’s why, this International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating the women who help us to realise our potential, push boundaries and break misconceptions.

Take inspiration from their stories and be inspired to become the best of you.


Mission Possible: Laura Zialor

My mission is to be the best version of myself. The best athlete I could possibly be. Pushing my mental and physical limits to reach my goals of winning medals at major championships, like the World Championships and Olympics.

I would really like to inspire the next generation of women to take up a sport and want to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. I want my achievements to inspire people to want more. 

My story isn’t a fairytale story, it’s taken a lot to get to where I am now, so I’m hoping that young athletes see that you don’t have to be the best when you’re younger. I didn’t make the GB teams, I didn’t always win, but it doesn’t mean you won’t make it. Hopefully that inspires and motivates anyone who is on a similar path to me and shows them they should never give up.

Progress is a huge part of this. To me, progress is working consistently at the little things. As you gradually improve at the little things, these will add up to help you achieve your main goal - although, that’s not to say it’s a straight forward upward trend. Progress is a messy line and there will be setbacks. But ultimately, as long as you keep working, you are getting closer and closer to your goals.

Follow Laura on Instagram @laurazialor


Mission Possible: Alice Kinsella

My mission is to compete internationally and inspire the next generation of athletes. I hope to do this by sharing my story and my achievements and creating a legacy that inspires future generations.

It means a lot to me to be part of AYBL’s Mission Possible because it allows me to share my story and show what gymnastics is like and how much fun it can be.

I really believe if you find something you love, you should keep at it. Keep trying your hardest, and never give up. For me, my sport makes me feel strong, independent, and feel even more love for the sport. 

My proudest sporting moment would have to be becoming an Olympic bronze medalist at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and making history to help Great Britain win its first women’s Olympic team medal in 93 years. I love having the opportunity to travel the world, make memories and meet so many new people.

Follow Alice on Instagram @alicekinsella17


Mission Possible: Jenny Tong

My mission is to be the happiest version of myself. I plan to do this by doing the things that I know best serve me, like prioritising my own health and wellbeing, prioritising the things that make me a better athlete and a happier individual. I don’t think you can be the best athlete you can be if you’re an unhappy person. 

My sport makes me feel incredibly empowered. It’s the kind of sport that I never thought I'd be able to do, I never thought I'd be any good at. The fact that I can turn up to a gym, a gym in a different country where they speak a different language, and lift heavy weights above my head is incredibly empowering.

The thing I love most about my sport is that progress is easily measurable. On top of that, although it’s an individual sport, the community as a whole is incredibly uplifting and supportive, therefore, you always feel like you’re not alone.

My main inspiration throughout my fitness journey has probably been my teenage self. She struggled and she didn’t really feel like there was a space for her in the industry or anywhere she found herself. So, looking back and remembering how she felt inspires me to push to create those spaces for people. 

I’d really like to be remembered as someone who was committed to making sport more inclusive and more welcoming, someone who empowered others and made the community a better space. I try to be as proactive in my community as I can. I work closely with our NGB (national governing bodies) on creating more spaces for people from all backgrounds and I’m incredibly proud of that.

Also, being part of Mission Possible allows me to show everyone that they are capable and they are worthy. Embrace who you are and embrace who you’re becoming because it’s all part of the journey and enjoying it and making the most of what’s on offer for you.

Follow Jenny on Instagram @jennyt811


Don’t forget our FREE International Women’s Day T-Shirts launch 8th March, 3pm GMT - that’s tomorrow FYI!

To secure yours, all you need to do is donate £1, £2, £5, £10 or £15* to help raise vital funds to support women and girls in sport, and pay for shipping. It couldn’t be more simple!

Empowering women worldwide has been our mission since day one, and now you can be a part of it too.

*All proceeds will be donated directly to Women’s Sports Foundation.

Discover more about our Mission Possible Campaign here.


AYBL is here to support every woman, everywhere.  

We believe what the world sees doesn’t define what you’re capable of, and it should never stop you from reaching your potential.

Love yourself, love what you do, and never let external perceptions get in the way of becoming who you could be.

What mission will you set for yourself in 2023? Drop a comment below or tag us on socials @beaybl