Episode 90

An epic whirlwind - the fortunes of Beth Munro Para-Taekwondo

Published on: 27th May, 2021

Beth Munro has been named in Paralympics GB's taekwondo team for the Tokyo Games. Beth is 27 and from Liverpool and has had a remarkable few months. In her first international competition she qualified a place for the Games and this week has been selected.

Beth played netball and threw javelin until 2019 when she was spotted and invited to try out for taekwondo. She'd never done a martial art before. She took to it and now will be mixing it with the best in the world.

I loved Beth's passion and infectious enthusiasm for the sport. I hope you do to.

If you want to contact me, I'm at markshardlow@icloud.com

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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.