Episode 112

Dealing with expectation and the final weeks - Shona McCallin, Team GB Hockey

Published on: 29th June, 2021

Shona McCallin has been named in the hockey squad for Team GB to defend their Olympic title in Tokyo.

Shona has kept us up to date with the ups and downs of the last six months with regular contributions to this podcast.

I met Shona at the Kitting Out day in Birmingham which she says is one of the most exciting days of the Olympic journey.

Shona was part of that amazing squad which won an historic gold in Rio in 2016 and she talks about how they're dealing with the pressures of being the Olympic champions. And on a personal level, she talks about her shyness and how she's overcome it.

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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.