Episode 83

More disruption and a 9 week plan - GB's Lauren Smith and Marcus Ellis

Published on: 18th May, 2021

Marcus Ellis and Lauren Smith are GB's top mixed doubles badminton pairing. And they hope they've done enough to be selected for their second Olympic Games.

Marcus and Lauren talk us through the latest disruption to their 2021 and the wait to hear if they're on the team. They're now expecting to be grounded in the UK before flying out to the Games and have a 9 week plan in place.

They also talk about the latest easing of lockdown restrictions and what they fancy doing.

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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.