Episode 24

Values and mindset after injury and illness - Emma Wiggs

Published on: 12th February, 2021

Some great thoughts to ponder on in this episode with GB Paralympic gold medal winner Emma Wiggs.

For starters, we talk about the resignation of the head of the Tokyo Olympics Organising Committee, Yoshiro Mori, for making inappropriate remarks about women. We move on to discus the role of the Paralympics in breaking down barriers.

And there's Emma's journey to Tokyo - which took a big bump with a wrist injury in the gym. It was potentially career ending and Emma struggled with her mental and physical health.

Thanks to Emma for a great chat. You can follow her on social media @emwiggsy

I'm raising money with is podcast series for Maggie's Cancer Centres. If you'd like to make a donation and read the story behind it please look at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/destinationtokyo

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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.