Episode 134

Dealing with expectation - Hannah Cockroft, Paralympics GB

Published on: 19th August, 2021

Today's guest is Hannah Cockroft, wheelchair racer for Paralympics GB.

Hannah has won 11 world titles and 5 Paralympic gold medals and she talks about the weight of expectation as she heads to her third Games.

She talks brilliantly about the moment she discovered sport and what it's taken to get to be top of the world.

And she now embraces the fact she is a role model and loves the thought of others being inspired to take up some sport.

Hannah says she is still loving sport and feels lucky to have the opportunities to compete. She says lockdown has shown that we need to make the most of every single second.

Thanks Hannah! Great chat.

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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.