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A meteoric rise to fame gave retired Hockeyroo, Anna Flanagan, even further to fall. Anna first represented Australia when she was 17 and she had 50 caps to her name by the time she competed in the London Olympics when she was only 20. But behind the scenes, Anna was battling with eating disorders and alcohol addiction. Anna joins host Sam Squiers to discuss: Growing up with undiagnosed ADHD, how she attracted big name sponsorships including Red Bull and Nike, her struggle with eating disorders why no one noticed she was losing weight, how her drinking spiralled into alcoholism, forcing her out of the sport.


Coming second in the 100m backstroke final at the Rio Olympics made Emily Seebohm realise a Gold medal wasn’t going to change her life. Emily joins Sam to discuss her battle with endometriosis and an eating disorder, overcoming Swine Flu before the Beijing Olympics and the pressure of staying in the Australian swim team when the whole world is watching.


When an eating disorder stood in the way of Hockeyroo Georgia Wilson’s chance at success, she knew she needed professional help to recover. Georgia joins Sam Squiers to discuss growing up as the “hockey girl”, the impact her eating disorder had on her sporting performance and the value of meditation in managing her mental health.

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