Episode 63

Dealing with race nerves - Becky Adlington

Published on: 15th April, 2021

So, who's Britain's best ever woman swimmer? Rebecca Adlington won double gold at the Beijing Olympics to announce her international status. She followed it up with two bronze medals in London four years later.

I sat in on Becky's interview with the Her Spirit podcast presented by Louise Minchin and Annie Emmerson. You can hear the full 45 mins here: https://pod.fo/e/c503b

Becky talks about the pressure she felt in London in 2012 and why she decided to retire in 2013 aged 23.

She also reveals the nerves she felt for days before competing and how she dealt with it.

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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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Hi - I'm Mark, a Sports Journalist specialising in Olympic and Paralympic Sports. I also help others podcast.