Paralympic Feels: Charlotte Henshaw


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על ידי Sport and the Feels and The Feels התגלה על ידי Player FM והקהילה שלנו - זכויות היוצרים שמורות למפרסם, לא ל-Player FM, והשמע מוזרם ישירות מהשרתים שלכם. הירשמו כדי לעקוב אחר עדכונים ב-Player FM, או הדביקו את כתובת העדכונים באפליקציות פודקאסט אחרות.

Water-baby Charlotte Henshaw won a silver in London and a bronze in Rio, now she's gunning for gold in Tokyo. Except she's not a swimmer any more, she's a canoeist. It was the closing ceremony in Rio which did the trick. She knew she'd struggle to keep with the swimming pace in the next four years but she didn't want to retire, the pull of the Paralympics was too great. So her natural instinct was to try to look for a new job; a new sport. Swimming's loss is ParaCanoe's gain and after three gold medals for Paralympic GB in Rio, the team has a ready-made competitor swelling its ranks. But rhythm and routine has been severely disrupted over the past few months. Listen to Charlotte's concerns about training for something so uncertain as a Paralympics which may not happen. Also, does her boat have a name? Is that even a question?

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