Episode 107

From teenage scooter rider to Olympic medal prospect - Charlotte Worthington, Team GB BMX Freestyle

Published on: 22nd June, 2021

Charlotte Worthington has been selected for Team GB for BMX Freestyle Park. It's the first time this event has been held at the Olympics and Charlotte is one of the stars of the sport with bronze medals at the World Championships in 2019 and 2021.

Charlotte spent her teenage years on a scooter at skate parks and eventually moved to BMX about 5 years ago. She never dreamt of becoming an Olympian - but when the sport was included in 2017 a whole new life began.

Charlotte's great about explaining the love of the sport and the connection with local communities. It's a great listen and I think the event will be one of the summer's highlights.

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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.