Episode 65

"If you really, really want something, you can achieve it" - Emily Campbell, weightlifter

Published on: 19th April, 2021

Emily Campbell is a weightlifter I've covered for a few years now.

She says "If you really really want something you can achieve it. It's not been easy." She's come back from the European Championships with gold medals as Britain had a massively successful tournament. They're now waiting for formal confirmation on the team for Tokyo.

Emily's had support from her local community with fund raising efforts from local traders and friends. And there's a real sense of pride at her achievements. It's not been easy because her sport's attracted little or no funding.

Emily won a medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 but it's the Olympics which have been her dream.

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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.