Episode 104

Child acting, parents who were ballet dancers and a love of sailing - Dylan Fletcher, Team GB

Published on: 17th June, 2021

Dylan Fletcher is heading to Tokyo for his second Olympics as part of Team GB.

His mum and dad were ballet dancers who got him into child acting. They saved the money he got paid for appearing in programmes like The Bill. And with that money he got his first boat aged 11.

Dylan finished 6th in Rio but goes in as one of the favourites with partner Stuart Bithell in the 49er class.

I've got an interview with Stuart later in the series.

It's great to hear Dylan's passion for both his sport and the sailing lifestyle.

Thanks for listening! See you on the next one.


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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.