Sprinter Imani-Lara Lansiquot, left, and long jumper Jazmin Sawyers, right, feature in the first episode of Sporty AF launched today by the BOA on its YouTube channel ©BOA

A new six-part online series has been launched by the British Olympic Association that aims to shine a light on the country’s top female athletes in the build-up to next year’s Olympics in Paris.

The BOA has teamed up with London-based creative content agency Formidable to create Sporty AF that is set to be aired on the Team GB YouTube channel from today.

Imani-Lara Lansiquot, part of the British 4x100 metres relay team that claimed bronze at Tokyo 2020, European indoor long jump gold medallist Jazmin Sawyers, two-time world shooting champion Amber Hill and two-time Commonwealth diving gold medallist Andrea Spendolini-Siriex are set to feature in the series.

The first episode, called "Changing the Game", is scheduled to be aired today and due to include interviews with Lansiquot and Sawyers as well as artistic swimmers Kate Shortman and Izzy Thorpe, who made their Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 and won duet free routine bronze at this year's European Games in Kraków-Małopolska.

British television presenter AJ Odudu fronts the series that addresses topics including body image, mental and physical health, menstrual cycles and gender equality.

Sporty AF is set to be aired on YouTube and feature Britain's top female athletes in preparation for Paris 2024 ©BOA
Sporty AF is set to be aired on YouTube and feature Britain's top female athletes in preparation for Paris 2024 ©BOA

"I feel so honoured to be in the presence of such incredible female athletes," said Odudu.

"You are all sincerely at the top of your game.

"We’ve seen so much success in terms of female athletes - more women than men were selected [for Team GB] at the last Olympics - maybe that’s going to be the same for the next one.

"It was so incredible chatting to these athletes who are inspiring others through lifting their voices to elevate women in sport."

Sawyers added: "We are going through a genuine paradigm shift in women’s sport at the moment that is long overdue but unbelievably exciting.

"Sporty AF was so much fun to be a part of and the honest conversations we had tackled some really important topics that we need to talk about more. Oh, and there were a lot of laughs along the way."