Episode 87

The motivation of being a dad + injury comeback - Max Whitlock and Giarnni Regini-Moran

Published on: 24th May, 2021

Here are two of the Team GB Gymnasts named for Tokyo this summer. We'll talk to the rest of the team on the next podcast.

Max Whitlock is Britain's best ever gymnast with 2 Olympic gold medals and 3 bronze medals. Max talks about leaving his parents to live in Slovenia as a 12 year old and how that shaped his career. He also talks about the motivation of being a dad.

I interviewed Giarnni when he won a medal the European Games in Minsk in 2019 which marked a remarkable comeback from a career threatening injury.

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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.