Episode 133

Tackling physical and mental health issues - Lauren Rowles, Paralympics GB Rowing

Published on: 18th August, 2021

Lauren Rowles is part of the rowing squad for Paralympics GB for the Tokyo Paralympics.

This is a really revealing chat with Lauren who found para-sport after becoming paralysed as a 13 year old. She was inspired by London 2012 and went on to win a gold medal at Rio just four years later.

But the last five years have been tough with a number of physial injuries and a really rough time with her mental health that sent her into a deep depression.

But she's worked hard on both physical and mental health and is in a great position to challenge for a medal again in Tokyo.

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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.