Episode 78

Wind, waves and a Tahitian canoe - Emma Wiggs, Paracanoe

Published on: 11th May, 2021

Emma Wiggs is part of the GB Paracanoe team and is the first guest in a special week of interviews with 100 days to go to the Tokyo Paralympics.

She sees 100 days to go as not just a milestone for the athletes but also for society as we move away from lockdown in the UK.

Emma has just competed for the first time in ages and enjoyed being back on the start line again.

Emma won gold in Rio in 2016 when Paracanoe made its Paralympic debut. This summer she'll be in a new event - the Va'a

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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.