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The ParalympicsGB Podcast with Hannah Cockroft brings you exclusive insight and interviews with the country's best Para sport stars as they build towards Paris 2024.

Paralympic champion wheelchair racer Cockroft chats to the British stars of the summer and winter Paralympic Games.

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Welcome to the official ParalympicsGB Podcast the podcast! With less than five months to go until Paris 2024, we'll be catching up with a range of athletes hoping to represent the ParalympicsGB team this year.  This week, we have someone who has had a meteoric rise as a Para Athlete in both shot-put and discus. In just three years, Funmi Oduwaiye has gone from novice to medalist and now she has her sights fully set on representing ParaGB are the Paris 2024 games. Tune in as we explore Funmi's inspiring journey through adversity, managing a new direction and now on the road to achieving glory in a totally new field. If this podcast has inspired you to find a new and inclusive way to be more active or to try something new, then check out everybodymoves.org.uk to find a club or activity near you. The ParalympicsGB podcast is produced by Voiceworks: Sport on behalf of Paralympics GB. Produced by Joel Tudor Find out more about our work at https://voiceworkssport.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Welcome to the official ParalympicsGB Podcast the podcast! With less than six months to go until Paris 2024, we'll be catching up with a range of athletes hoping to represent the ParalympicsGB team this year.  This week, we have Paralympic silver-medalist Oliver Lam-Watson on the show, but there is more to the Fencer than just the sword.  Despite facing challenges from a young age, Oliver's newly-found passion for fencing propelled him into the world of international competition. Tune in as we explore Oliver's remarkable achievements, from clinching a bronze medal in individual Epee in Montréal 2018 to securing a silver medal in Tokyo, along with achieving a Masters degree in Architecture and running his own Youtube channel! If this podcast has inspired you to find a new and inclusive way to be more active or to try something new, then check out everybodymoves.org.uk to find a club or activity near you. The ParalympicsGB podcast is produced by Voiceworks: Sport on behalf of Paralympics GB. Produced by Joel Tudor Find out more about our work at https://voiceworkssport.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Join us for an inspiring episode of [Podcast Name] featuring the remarkable journey of Chris Hunt Skelley MBE PLY, a true Paralympic Judoka Champion. From a shy child in Nottingham to a gold medalist at Tokyo 2020, Chris's story is a testament to resilience and triumph over life's toughest challenges. Growing up in Hull, Chris found solace in sports, taking up rugby and judo to overcome his shyness. Little did he know that judo would become his guiding light during the darkest periods of his life. Diagnosed with Ocular Albinism at 19, Chris's journey from a potential mechanic to a Paralympic Champion is a testament to his unwavering spirit. Join us as we explore how Judo became his North Star, leading him to train at the British Judo Centre of Excellence in Walsall. His dedication paid off with numerous medals, including European Champion and two World Championship bronze medals. Tune in to learn how he navigated the darkest times and emerged victorious, proving that every challenge becomes tiny after conquering the toughest battles. If this podcast has inspired you to find a new and inclusive way to be more active or to try something new, then check out everybodymoves.org.uk to find a club or activity near you. The ParalympicsGB podcast is produced by Voiceworks: Sport on behalf of Paralympics GB. Find out more about our work at https://voiceworkssport.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this inspirational podcast, we delve into the remarkable journey of Claire Taggart, an athlete who has not only conquered the sport of Boccia but has also become a symbol of determination and excellence. Claire's extraordinary story is a testament to the power of resilience, passion, and unwavering commitment. Join us as we explore Claire's rise to becoming a world number one in Boccia, a Paralympic sport that demands precision, strategy, and a strong mindset. We'll uncover her early experiences, the challenges she overcame, and the defining moments that propelled her to the pinnacle of her sport. Join our host Hannah Cockroft and she gets an insight into Claire's achievements, her training regimen, and the impact she's had on the Boccia community and beyond. Her journey is not just about winning titles but about inspiring others to push their limits and embrace their inner champions. Join us on this inspiring journey with Claire Taggart, and discover the heart, dedication, and incredible talent that define her as a true Paralympic hero. Get ready to be inspired by her story of perseverance and triumph! For more from ParalympicsGB head to paralympics.org.uk and follow us on the socials @ParalympicsGB (@paralympicsgb_official on Instagram). Don’t forget to hit subscribe so you don’t miss updates to this podcast series. If this podcast has inspired you to find a new and inclusive way to be more active or to try something new, then check out everybodymoves.org.uk to find a club or activity near you. The ParalympicsGB podcast is produced by Voiceworks: Sport on behalf of Paralympics GB. Find out more about our work at https://voiceworkssport.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In the world of sports, there are those whose journeys stand out as remarkable tales of determination and triumph. Our guest today, Stuart Robinson, embodies this spirit. From the battleground to the arena, he's lived a life defined by resilience and unwavering dedication. In 2014, Stuart's introduction to wheelchair rugby during rehabilitation ignited a spark that would lead to an extraordinary rise in sports. His journey includes awe-inspiring accomplishments, from performing in front of a staggering 80,000 spectators at the Invictus Games, where he stood before none other than Prince Harry himself, to his exceptional triumph at the Tokyo Paralympics. Today, we have the privilege of delving into the incredible sporting odyssey of a true Paralympic champion, Stuart Robinson. His story is not only one of personal victory but also a source of inspiration for athletes worldwide. Join us as we uncover the journey that has shaped him into the athlete he is today and explore what lies ahead as his team prepares to defend their title at the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. For more from ParalympicsGB head to paralympics.org.uk and follow us on the socials @ParalympicsGB (@paralympicsgb_official on Instagram). Don’t forget to hit subscribe so you don’t miss updates to this podcast series. If this podcast has inspired you to find a new and inclusive way to be more active or to try something new, then check out everybodymoves.org.uk to find a club or activity near you. The ParalympicsGB podcast is produced by Voiceworks: Sport on behalf of Paralympics GB. Find out more about our work at https://voiceworkssport.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
To mark one year to go to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games Hannah Cockcroft caught up with Badminton’s Rachel Choong who is hoping to make history in the French capital next year.   Should she make the games she will become the first-ever woman to represent Great Britain in the sport at a Paralympic Games an accolade she'll add to an already impressive career which includes her being the first ever British player to pick up 3 gold medals at a Badminton World Championships.   For more from ParalympicsGB head to paralympics.org.uk and follow us on the socials @ParalympicsGB (@paralympicsgb_official on Instagram). Don’t forget to hit subscribe so you don’t miss updates to this podcast series.   If this podcast has inspired you to find a new and inclusive way to be more active or to try something new, then check out everybodymoves.org.uk to find a club or activity near you.  The ParalympicsGB podcast is produced by Voiceworks: Sport on behalf of Paralympics GB. Find out more about our work at https://voiceworkssport.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
From a 24-year banking career to being a torch-bearer at London 2012, David Clarke's career has been nothing short of phenomenal. A former goalball player and one of England's most decorated footballers ever, Clarke is now the CEO of ParalympicsGB and spoke with Hannah Cockroft about his life, career, and plans for the future." For more from ParalympicsGB head to paralympics.org.uk and follow us on the socials @ParalympicsGB (@paralympicsgb_official on Instagram). Don’t forget to hit subscribe so you don’t miss updates to this podcast series. If this podcast has inspired you to find a new and inclusive way to be more active or to try something new, then check out everybodymoves.org.uk to find a club or activity near you. The ParalympicsGB podcast is a Voiceworks: Sport production. Find out more about our work at https://voiceworkssport.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On this episode of the ParalympicsGB podcast, Hannah Cockroft takes a break from chatting to fellow Paralympic athletes and instead invites star of the small screen, TV Presenter Sophie Morgan to the podcast. Sophie has been named one of the most influential disabled people in the UK and has become a keen advocate for disability rights since she was paralysed in a car accident at the age of 18. She talks to Hannah about how that moment led her to her career in TV, her pride in being involved in the ground-breaking coverage of the London 2012 Paralympic Games and she invites Hannah out for a ride on her motorbike (or rather, as you'll hear, trike). For more from ParalympicsGB head to paralympics.org.uk and follow us on the socials @ParalympicsGB (@paralympicsgb_official on Instagram). Don’t forget to hit subscribe so you don’t miss updates to this podcast series. If this podcast has inspired you to find a new and inclusive way to be more active or to try something new, then check out Parasport.org.uk to find a club or activity near you. The ParalympicsGB podcast is a Voiceworks: Sport production. Find out more about our work at https://voiceworkssport.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
In this episode of the ParalympicsGB podcast Hannah Cockcroft chats to British Wheelchair Basketball star Gaz Choudhry who has won double Olympic Bronze at both the Tokyo and Rio Games.   Gaz discusses how he got into Basketball. his hopes for Paris 2024 and why he thinks its the "coolest" of all Paralympic Sports. He also talks about his burgeoning career as an actor and, as the podcast was recorded during Black History Month, the challenges that ethnic minorities face within Paralympic Sport.   For more from ParalympicsGB head to paralympics.org.uk and follow us on the socials @ParalympicsGB (@paralympicsgb_official on Instagram). Don’t forget to hit subscribe so you don’t miss updates to this podcast series.   If this podcast has inspired you to find a new and inclusive way to be more active or to try something new, then check out Parasport.org.uk to find a club or activity near you.   The ParalympicsGB podcast is produced by Voiceworks: Sport on behalf of Paralympics GB. Find out more about our work at https://voiceworkssport.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
On the Official ParalympicsGB podcast we are continuing our celebration of London 2012 - a momentous occasion for Paralympic sport with record crowds and unprecedented support!   This episode sees Hannah Cockcroft sit down with close friend and British para-equestrian rider Natasha Baker. They both made their debut at London 2012 and enjoyed incredible success winning two gold medals each.   Natasha talks about how watching the Sydney Paralympics inspired her to take up her sport, the close relationships she has with her horses and what ranks higher... getting married or winning gold.   For more from ParalympicsGB head to paralympics.org.uk and follow us on the socials @ParalympicsGB (@paralympicsgb_official on Instagram). Don’t forget to hit subscribe so you don’t miss updates to this podcast series.   If this podcast has inspired you to find a new and inclusive way to be more active or to try something new, then check out Parasport.org.uk to find a club or activity near you.   The ParalympicsGB podcast is a Voiceworks: Sport production. Find out more about our work at https://voiceworkssport.com.     Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
London in 2012 was a momentous occasion for Paralympic sport with record crowds and unprecedented support. On this episode of the ParalympicsGB podcast Hannah Cockcroft celebrates the 10th anniversary of the games with friend and fellow Paralympian Dan Greaves. Dan has previously competed in the discus at a total of six Paralympic Games and he explains to Hannah why the event in London beats them all! He also talks about the ParalympicsGB togetherness, the disparity between coverage for Para vs non disabled athletes and the (slightly) sneaky thing he did before his silver medal discus throw at the London Stadium a decade ago. For more from ParalympicsGB head to paralympics.org.uk and follow us on the socials @ParalympicsGB (@paralympicsgb_official on Instagram). Don’t forget to hit subscribe so you don’t miss updates to this podcast series.  If this podcast has inspired you to find a new and inclusive way to be more active or to try something new, then check out Parasport.org.uk to find a club or activity near you. The ParalympicsGB podcast is a Voiceworks: Sport production. Find out more about our work at https://voiceworkssport.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
What is it like to travel down a frozen hillside at 100mph without being able to see where you are going? That was one of the questions on wheelchair racing gold medalist Hannah Cockroft’s lips when she spoke to ParalympicGB alpine skier Millie Knight, who is heading to Bejing 2022 with dreams of Gold.   In 2014 Millie became the youngest British athlete to compete at a Winter Paralympics when she took to the slopes at Sochi at just 15 years old. Since then she has gone on to win a host of medals including a gold at Tarvisio 2017 in the downhill.   Hannah spoke to Millie from the Paralympic village where she talked about what it's really like living in the village. She also spoke candidly of her fear of getting back on the slopes after her 4th concussion injury and of her close relationship with guide Brett Wild.   For all your updates on Beijing 2022 head to paralympics.org.uk and follow us on the socials @ParalympicsGB (@paralympicsgb_official on Instagram). Don’t forget to hit subscribe so you don’t miss updates to this podcast series.    If this podcast has inspired you to find a new and inclusive way to be more active or to try something new, then check out Parasport.org.uk to find a club or activity near you.   The ParalympicsGB podcast is a Voiceworks: Sport production. Find out more about our work at https://voiceworkssport.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
6: Ep 6: Hugh Nibloe

6: Ep 6: Hugh Nibloe

2022-02-2532:34

Hannah chats with Hugh Nibloe, superstar wheelchair curler from Stranraer who won World Championship bronze in 2017 and silver in 2019 but doesn’t mind admitting that his only competitive outlet before taking up wheelchair curling was dominoes! In 2021 Hugh was skip for the team that reached the quarter finals at the World Championships in Beijing, China – in the same venue that is hosting the Paralympic Winter Games in 2022. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
5: Ep 5: Lauren Rowles

5: Ep 5: Lauren Rowles

2019-09-0433:56

Prior to winning gold at the 2019 World Championships, Marios caught up with Para rower Lauren Rowles. Lauren took up Para athletics shortly after London 2012 before finding a passion for rowing. She and partner Laurence Whiteley won gold at Rio 2016 and will be looking to retain their title at Tokyo 2020. Music by Peyruis : https://soundcloud.com/peyruis  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
4: Ep 4: Emma Wiggs

4: Ep 4: Emma Wiggs

2019-07-3035:00

Paralympic champion Emma Wiggs joins Susie and Marios for episode four of the ParalympicsGB Podcast. Emma competed in sitting volleyball at London 2012 before making the transition to Para canoe. At Rio 2016 she won gold in the KL2 200m to add to several world and European titles.  Music by Peyruis : https://soundcloud.com/peyruis  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
ParalympicsGB Podcast Ep 3: Mental Health Awareness Week The 13th - 19th May is Mental Health Awareness Week and this year's theme is Body Image - how we think and feel about our bodies. Susie and Marios sit down to discuss Mental Health Awareness Week with Susie sharing some insights of life as an elite athlete and the specific issues that can arise around mental health and body image when someone is competing at the highest level. For more information about Mental Health Awareness Week then click here to go to the Mental Health Foundation website. Music by Peyruis : https://soundcloud.com/peyruis  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
2: Ep 2: Will Bayley

2: Ep 2: Will Bayley

2019-04-1231:47

Paralympic champion Will Bayley joins fellow Paralympian Susie Rodgers and Marios in episode two Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
ParalympicsGB Podcast Ep 1: Jonnie Peacock - Double Paralympic champion and Strictly superstar Jonnie joins fellow Paralympian Susie Rodgers and Marios for our first ever pod! Getting active is the subject of the day, with Jonnie and Susie sharing their own perspectives on starting out and our new activity finder Parasport powered by Toyota is launched. Find local activities at Parasport.org.uk Get the latest from ParalympicsGB Music by Peyruis : https://soundcloud.com/peyruis  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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