Podcast #44: England Athletics Awards Season Particular


It is Awards Season! On this episode of the England Athletics podcast, a number of nice athletes give their reflections as a beautiful 12 months – highlighted by a spectacular Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Video games – attracts to a detailed.

european champion Alex Haydock-Wilson and Olympic medalist kathrine merry The 2-time Olympian talks about succeeding after disappointment tom bosworth discusses his current retirement together with what needs to be included in a fictional Netflix sequence on athletics.

Additionally the host Alex Seftel can be Commonwealth Champion Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker who desires to be a task mannequin as a para sprinter, whereas yemi mary john Commenting on his rise to win the world junior 400m title in a set of recorded interviews on the England Athletics Corridor of Fame night.

Katharine Mira stated:

“It is really easy to give attention to how good issues have been…however it’s necessary to study from the adverse conditions you have got and the unhealthy instances, as a result of there’s all the time one thing to study.”

Alex Haddock-Wilson bounced again from disappointment at this 12 months’s World Athletics Championships to win 4x400m gold and particular person 400m bronze in Europe:

“We love to cover the issues we’re not happy with however it’s a sport of ups and downs, it is a sport of placing ourselves on the market and being susceptible… Private progress is all the time going to go ahead so long as you channel it.” Do it positively, whether or not it is a win or a loss.”

Tom Bosworth stated:

“Nonetheless, proper now, I am unable to consider what I’ve achieved is phenomenal.”

Tom additionally talked about what different sports activities can study from openness to variety in athletics, feedback which might be particularly poignant throughout the present FIFA World Cup:

“Whether or not its faith, pores and skin color, sexual orientation, it does not actually matter as a result of we’re all slot in athletics. By working actually onerous we are able to all turn into world class. Occasions in different sports activities haven’t got that variety However they’ll have fun the range of athletes collaborating in certainly one of their sports activities. As a result of in the event that they did, they might in all probability have much more expertise and see folks attain their peak a lot faster and rather more naturally. They’re if they’re able to be themselves and are accepted as such.

Birmingham 2 August 2022.  Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker (England) won the Men's T45-47 100m.  Photo by Mark Shearman

In addition to successful medals, Emmanuel Oyinbo-Coker desires to be a task mannequin:

“There are numerous Olympic athletes that folks look as much as. However there are not any such large figures within the Paralympics. I wish to be a type of names.

Yemi Mary John, 19, says she was not shocked that she clocked 51.5 seconds to beat her private finest to win gold in Colombia:

“Moving into, it was all the time my purpose to win. From an outdoor perspective I feel it was troublesome for folks to grasp… however I knew it was positively one thing price reaching. That was the aim I had in thoughts. As soon as I laid eyes on him, I could not accept something much less.

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