Episode 113

A dream come true - Kate Shortman and Izzy Thorpe, Team GB Artistic Swimming

Published on: 26th June, 2021

Kate Shortman and Izzy Thorpe will be part of Team GB in Tokyo as Britain's qualifiers in Artistic Swimming.

Kate and Izzy describe it as a dream come true - an incredible moment after more than ten years of hard work. And their excitement shines through.

They talk about the hard work that goes into training from the breathing work that's necessary to the demanding time spent in the gym. Both have families who have competed at high levels in aquatic sport - one relative competed in the Olympics in London. And Kate and Izzy's mums competed together.

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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.