Episode 74

Switching from tennis to a canoe - David Phillipson

Published on: 5th May, 2021

He's been at three Paralympic Games...but as a wheelchair tennis player. This summer David Phillipson is hoping to get to his first games as part of the GB paracanoe squad.

David is European Champion in VL3 but is off in mid-May to try to qualify his place for the Tokyo Paralympics.

David tells us about the switch and what it is that he likes about being on the water and his love of drag racing.

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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.