Olympic Channel launches inspirational new series "By Her Rules"

Follow the journeys of five amazing women that shunned society's rules in order to pursue their sporting dreams. Here's how to watch.

By Andrew Binner

Society should never be allowed to prevent a woman from playing, and exceeding in, sport.

That is the message behind the new Olympic Channel original series “By Her Rules”, which launches today, Friday 30 April.

The series follows the journeys of five female athletes who have rejected the traditional perception of what a woman is supposed to be doing, and risked being isolated by their communities.

They are changing the rules, and are inspiring a generation of women around the world to follow their own dreams.

The series was produced by Vanessa Hudson, alongside an all-women core creative team and mostly female crew.

You can watch the episodes on Olympics.com or via the Olympic Channel apps for mobile and connected tv devices.

Check out the trailer below!

Episode one features young Olympic hopeful Margielyn Didal, a skateboarding sensation from the Philippines.

In episode two, 18-year-old Arijah Haseeb shows that cricket isn’t just for men in Pakistan.

Episode three focussed on Tracie Leost, an ice hockey coach who is empowering young indigenous women in Canada’s Saskatchewan region.

Next up in episode four, French weightlifter Lyla Nourtier reveals how sport helped her overcome bullying as a result of her severe scoliosis.

Finally in episode five, we see how superbike champion and motorbike mechanic Harmony Wanjiku is setting up a workshop to support herself in Kenya.