Episode 10

Charlotte Henshaw - female athlete health

Published on: 25th January, 2021

Charlotte Henshaw is a medal favourite in her 'new' sport of paracanoe after competing at 3 Paralympics in GB's swimming team.

But she's recently had surgery and had a diagnosis of endometriosis. So we talk about female athlete health and how the condition has affected her.

We also discus mental health during these Covid times and Charlotte explains how she deals with the uncertainty over the Games and how she used similar method to deal with her anxiety watching the news in the early days of the pandemic.

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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.