1 hr 7 min

70. SARAH WALSH - 2x Paralympian Achieving Dreams and a Passion To Keep Getting Better and Stronger The Bodies Built Better podcast

    • Health & Fitness

Today on the show I have the pleasure of chatting with 2x Paralympian, Long Jumper Sarah Walsh.

Sarah was born with fibular hemimelia which led to her right leg being amputated below the knee when she was 18 months old. At 10 years years of age, whilst watching other Para Athletes compete at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, it was then that she decided she would one day compete and represent Australia at a Paralympics. 8 years later she made that dream come true and competed in her first Paralympics at the 2016 Rio Games. An experience that only fuelled the fire, set her up for a bronze medal at the 2019 Dubai World Para Athletic Championships and a second Paralympic appearance in Tokyo.

We chat about fibula hemimelia, her love of sport growing up, her dream to become a Paralympian, her passion to get better for Paris, and the importance of people with disabilities being at the forefront of mainstream media and getting the representation and equality they deserve. We also get an insight into her Long Jump routine and some of the technicalities of the sport.

We also chat about her ambassadorship with an incredible organisation Lifeline providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support.



Where to Find Sarah:

Instagram: @sarah_walsh14

Lifeline: 13 11 14  https://www.lifeline.org.au/



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Head over to The bodes built better podcast page  - https://jackietann.com/the-bodies-built-better-podcast/

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Today on the show I have the pleasure of chatting with 2x Paralympian, Long Jumper Sarah Walsh.

Sarah was born with fibular hemimelia which led to her right leg being amputated below the knee when she was 18 months old. At 10 years years of age, whilst watching other Para Athletes compete at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics, it was then that she decided she would one day compete and represent Australia at a Paralympics. 8 years later she made that dream come true and competed in her first Paralympics at the 2016 Rio Games. An experience that only fuelled the fire, set her up for a bronze medal at the 2019 Dubai World Para Athletic Championships and a second Paralympic appearance in Tokyo.

We chat about fibula hemimelia, her love of sport growing up, her dream to become a Paralympian, her passion to get better for Paris, and the importance of people with disabilities being at the forefront of mainstream media and getting the representation and equality they deserve. We also get an insight into her Long Jump routine and some of the technicalities of the sport.

We also chat about her ambassadorship with an incredible organisation Lifeline providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support.



Where to Find Sarah:

Instagram: @sarah_walsh14

Lifeline: 13 11 14  https://www.lifeline.org.au/



If you enjoyed this episode of The Bodies Built Better Podcast please hit SUBSCRIBE and share it with your friends.

Head over to The bodes built better podcast page  - https://jackietann.com/the-bodies-built-better-podcast/

Follow @jackietann_rmt and @bodiesbuiltbetter on Instagram

Got questions, comments, or feedback? Get in touch via the above social media handles.

1 hr 7 min

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