Episode 12

Learning from injury and borrowing dogs - Shona McCallin

Published on: 27th January, 2021

Shona shares her coping mechanisms and how she's turned to dogs to help her through injury and lockdown.

She was a consistent member of the GB hockey team which won an historic gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Shona has just returned from 147 days out with an ankle injury. It's the latest setback for her. But Shona has learnt a lot about the mental strength needed in tough times and that has helped her through Covid.

Shona is always an insightful guest with a lovely sense of humour and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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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.