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Experts in Sport: The Loughborough University Sportcast, a podcast which brings together sporting excellence and academic knowledge. Hosted by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.

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Experts in Sport: The Loughborough University Sportcast, a podcast which brings together sporting excellence and academic knowledge. Hosted by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University.

    Tokyo Talk: Evidence-based classification in Paralympic sport

    Tokyo Talk: Evidence-based classification in Paralympic sport

    In the latest episode of the ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast Loughborough University’s Head of Para Sport Nik Diaper looks into evidence-based classification in Paralympic sport and the role that research can play in achieving it. 

    The group, brought together by Professor Vicky Tolfrey, sees Nik joined by Emma Wiggs MBE, a Paracanoe athlete and 2016 Rio Paralympic Gold Medallist, Iain Gowans, Classification Manager for the British Paralympic Association and Dr Barry Mason, a Senior Research Associate at the University’s Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport – who has since moved to Head of GB Wheelchair Rugby’s Performance team.  
    The panel discuss some of their own experiences with Classification and evidence-based classification research, highlighting the importance of Classification within Paralympic sport.  

    • 49 min
    Tokyo Talk: Para-sports against Stigma

    Tokyo Talk: Para-sports against Stigma

    Para-athlete and research associate Sam Ruddock discusses the Paralympic Games, stigma and changing attitudes around the worlds with a range of guests.  

    • 49 min
    Tokyo Talk: Dysfunctional breathing, asthma and athletes

    Tokyo Talk: Dysfunctional breathing, asthma and athletes

    Host Martin Foster is joined by Dr Sam Winter, Senior Lecturer from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, and Professor John Dickinson, an established international expert for applied practice and research into athlete respiratory care. 
    Sam, John and Martin discuss a range of topics around respiratory physiology, including the basics of breathing and breathing techniques, the implications of asthma and asthma treatment in elite sport and how research is helping to diagnose and help dysfunctional breathing.  

    • 58 min
    Tokyo Talk: Biomechanics of endurance running and the effects of new generation running shoes

    Tokyo Talk: Biomechanics of endurance running and the effects of new generation running shoes

    Host Martin Foster looks into the biomechanics of endurance running with Dr Sam Allen, Senior Lecturer in Biomechanics from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, and Dr Steph Forrester, Reader in Sports Engineering and Biomechanics at the Sports Technology Institute.  

    • 54 min
    Tokyo Talk: Reducing injury risk in endurance runners

    Tokyo Talk: Reducing injury risk in endurance runners

    Host Martin Foster is joined by Dr Richard Blagrove and Dr Max Paquette to discuss one of the biggest issues facing elite endurance runners: injury, which can derail training programmes and can prevent runners reaching major championships and achieving success. 

    • 59 min
    Tokyo Talk: Doping in sport

    Tokyo Talk: Doping in sport

    Host Martin Foster is joined by Professor James Skinner, Dr Daniel Read and Professor Barry Houlihan to discuss drug testing athletes, why they dope and much more...

    • 55 min

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