New York Liberty, WNBA players populate World Cup rosters – The Associated Press – en Español
SYDNEY (AP) — New York has long been known as a melting pot, a city of diversity.
That moniker also works for the city’s WNBA franchise, the New York Liberty, which has seven players competing in the women’s World Cup for five different countries.
Overall, there are 27 players in Sydney who competed this season in the WNBA, plus a few others like Lauren Jackson, who either played in the past or were drafted but haven’t competed in the league yet.
Before the U.S.-China game, Betnijah Laney and Han Xu exchanged a hug. The two Liberty players are on opposite teams a few weeks after their WNBA season ended with a playoff loss to Chicago in the opening round.
“That’s one of my favorite parts about the New York team, we are so international and we’ve got such great talent from all over the world,” Australian Sami Whitcomb said. “I think that represents our fan base as well. It’s really amazing to come here and still get to see your teammates.”
Laney and Sabrina Ionescu are with the U.S. Han is playing for China. Bec Allen and Whitcomb are with Australia along with New York coach Sandy Brondello and her husband Olaf Lange, who lead the host nation. Draftee Sika Kone is on Mali and fellow draftee Marine Fauthoux plays for France.
“It’s really cool to have teammates here and compete against each other. It’s a great experience for all of us,” Laney said. “It’s definitely something that’s pretty cool to have the diversity and to come together. It does extend to our fan base.”
Whitcomb said that the Liberty players talked about the potential of them all coming to Sydney for the World Cup.
“How fun it would be to have so many of us over here and we were all going to see each other,” she said. “We didn’t know how many people would make the teams, so it’s amazing.”
All the teams are staying in the same hotel near the arena. Whitcomb said the Liberty teammates have been getting coffee with each other in between games.
“It just goes to show we’re very international that’s for sure,” Brondello said. “To get two players on the USA team that’s always hard to break into but I’m proud of those two. They’ve worked so hard to get there and you know the Aussies go without saying but Han is doing a great job as well.”
There’d be an eighth Liberty player in the tournament, but Marine Johannes got hurt right before it began.
New York isn’t the only WNBA team well represented in Sydney: Seattle has five active players as well as Jackson. The Storm’s coach, Noelle Quinn, is an assistant with Canada. The Chicago Sky and Las Vegas Aces have four players each.
The players all also share a common dining room for meals, giving them chances to interact off the court.
“I’m happy to see my teammates playing in the World Cup,” Han said. “Before I only had two teammates but now I have a lot of them on different teams and it’s nice to see them around.”
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Jonathan grew up during a difficult time in Argentina, during the government of Carlos Menem, and his family experienced the bankruptcy of several businesses, including one that had the famous brand Lecoqsportfit as a client. Despite the challenges, Jonathan persevered and tried to find his way in life.
For a while, he suffered from bad behavior and habits that led to him being kicked out of his parents’ house. But the arrival of his daughter and the opportunity to learn about trading changed his life forever.
In 2017, the mother of his daughter invited him to join a multi-level marketing company that promoted a trading education service. Although he was not interested in doing network marketing, he fell in love with trading and took all the classes he could. He soon formed a team of 120 people but decided to distance himself from the Ponzi scheme and focus solely on trading. Although it was not easy, he persevered and reinvested everything he earned in education.
As for his personal life, Jonathan had to deal with a separation and raising his daughter amid economic uncertainty and his illness. But a friend asked him to teach him how to trade, and that’s how he began to forge his path to success.
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Dr. Onwumelu’s story is a testament to the power of determination and hard work. Born into a family of six children, he lost two sisters to illness at a young age. Undeterred by this tragedy, he and his remaining siblings were raised with a strong work ethic instilled in them by their father, the late Chief Eddy Onwumelu.
Despite the challenges he faced, Dr. Onwumelu pursued a career in medicine, completing his higher surgical residency program at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland from 2002 to 2009. While in Ireland, he also earned higher diploma degrees in tropical medicine and musculoskeletal medicine at RCSI and an MBA from Dublin City University. In 2010, he completed a residency in family medicine in Scotland before moving to Canada in 2015.
In Canada, Dr. Onwumelu’s determination and hard work paid off. He was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2016, where he has trained over 35 resident doctors in the last seven years in family medicine, psychiatry, and dermatology. He has also helped many international medical graduates, especially those from Nigeria, to get into different residency programs in Canada.
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Dr. Onwumelu’s achievements extend beyond his work in medicine. In 2016, he founded a medical professional corporation that he has grown into a large enterprise. His company has diversified to look after the medical needs of several old people’s homes and is also affiliated with the University of Calgary in Canada as a teaching practice.
Dr. Onwumelu’s inspiring story is proof that with hard work and determination, anything is possible. Despite facing numerous challenges, he persevered and achieved success, making a significant impact in his field of medicine and beyond. His story is an inspiration to young people everywhere, especially those facing difficult circumstances, to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams.
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