As a two-time Olympian, two-time World Champion and four-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Jana Pittman dominated athletics throughout the 2000’s. In 2014 Jana swapped the athletics track for the bobsleigh track to become the first Australian woman to compete in both the Summer and Winter Olympics. But her career was also plagued with injury and unrelenting criticism from the media. Jana joins host Sam Squiers to discuss the tag of “Drama Jana” which followed Jana throughout her career, the fictional rivalry between Jana and her good friend and teammate, returning to athletics after the birth of her first kid and transitioning to life as a doctor.
100m hurdle champion Liz Clay wants more pathways for young athletes trying to make a career in athletics. Breaking her foot before the 2014 World Junior Championships forced Liz Clay to stay on the sidelines, missing a crucial event for her progression as a junior athlete and foreshadowing her injury-plagued career. Liz joins Sam Squiers to discuss moving from Sydney to the Gold Coast to be coached by hurdles legend Sharon Hannan, the media coverage of athletics compared to team sports and how she’s remained motivated in spite of setbacks.
Five-time Gold medallist Madison de Rozario has loved wheelchair racing since she first sat in a racing chair at 12 years old. Madison joins host Sam Squiers to discuss the rare illness that led to her wheelchair racing career, being coached by her sporting hero, Louise Sauvage, and what it means to her to be the 2020 Barbie “Shero”
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