Episode 97

Heading to a remarkable 7th Games - Jeanette Chippington

Published on: 8th June, 2021

Jeanette Chippington is one of the world's most successful paddlers. She's won multiple world championships and is the current Paralympic champion in KL1, when the sport made it's debut at Rio.

Jeanette made her debut in the 1988 Games and competed at 5 successive Paralympics in Swimming, winning 12 medals including 2 golds.

She talks about three decades in elite sport, the issues of the last year and the sadness at losing her father to Covid in 2020.

Thanks to Jeanette and the team and thank you for listening. If you'd like to make a donation to Maggie's Cancer Centres then the link is here


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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.