Episode 98

A special moment, a biking accident and Over Training Syndrome - Vicky Thornley GB Rowing

Published on: 9th June, 2021

Vicky Thornley is heading to her third Olympic Games. The Team GB rower won silver in Rio with Katherine Grainger and also competed in the 8 in London. But this will be her first Games going solo.

Vicky's had a few bumps along the way and talks openly and honestly about the issues she has had with over training and her nasty accident on her bike during lockdown.

But she's fit and ready to head out to a training camp ahead of going to the Far East. And says team selection is a special moment for her.

Thanks for listening!

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Destination Tokyo
Olympic and Paralympic stories in the run up to the Tokyo Games.
I’ve covered 5 Olympic and 5 Paralympic Games at home and abroad. Tokyo 2020 was to have been numbers 6. So how are the athletes preparing during Covid times. And what are they learning in the run up to the Games. The Podcast lasts around 10 mins and comes out daily, Monday to Friday. I’m also using it to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres to thank them for the help they’ve given my wife and family during her bowel cancer journey.
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Mark Shardlow

Hi - I'm Mark, a Sports Journalist specialising in Olympic and Paralympic Sports. I also help others podcast.