18 episodes

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.
Find more via: everybodymoves.org.uk

The ParalympicsGB Podcast ParalympicsGB

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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.
Find more via: everybodymoves.org.uk

    Funmi Oduwaiye - From Basketball to Throwing for Gold!

    Funmi Oduwaiye - From Basketball to Throwing for Gold!

    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.
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    • 35 min
    Oliver Lam-Watson - Fencing for Silver and Going for Gold!

    Oliver Lam-Watson - Fencing for Silver and Going for Gold!

    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.
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    • 32 min
    Chris Skelley's Judo Journey to Becoming a Paralympic Gold Medalist

    Chris Skelley's Judo Journey to Becoming a Paralympic Gold Medalist

    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.
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    • 51 min
    Talking Boccia with World Number One Claire Taggart!

    Talking Boccia with World Number One Claire Taggart!

    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.
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    • 40 min
    Paralympic Gold Medalist Stuart Robinson on the Rise of Wheelchair Rugby, Winning Gold in Tokyo, and looking to Paris 2024!

    Paralympic Gold Medalist Stuart Robinson on the Rise of Wheelchair Rugby, Winning Gold in Tokyo, and looking to Paris 2024!

    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.
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    • 33 min
    Rachel Choong on Para-Badminton, Trailblazing and eyeing Paralympic records!

    Rachel Choong on Para-Badminton, Trailblazing and eyeing Paralympic records!

    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.
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    • 36 min

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Insightful & interesting!

A great insight into some of our Paralympic athletes & their lives. What it takes to reach the greatest sporting stage in the world & some useful strategies that we could all learn from to be more successful.

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