Episode 128

I'm coming off social media and why I've upped my step count - Natalie Powell, Team GB Judo

Published on: 22nd July, 2021

Natalie Powell is in the Judo team for the Tokyo Olympics. This will be her second Games.

Natalie talks about what she learnt from competing at Rio five years ago. And one things she will definitely be doing for the Olympics is come off social media - and she tells me why.

Natalie has also increased her step count this year to prepare for all the walking that's needed at the Athletes Village.

Chelsie Giles says she has found her voice through judo. She's competing at her first Olympics in Tokyo

She started judo at 8 years old and has loved it ever since. She tells me why. And she talks about achieving her best ever results which have given her belief in herself.

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