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Episode from the podcastThe Christians in Sport Podcast

What it's like to be an Olympian (re-release from 2016)

Released Wednesday, 28th July 2021
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In this re-release from 2016 in Rio, ex-athletes Debbie Flood and Adam Pengilly tell us what it is like to compete at the games. Debbie won silver medals as a rower at Athens and Beijing and also reached the final in London. Adam raced skeleton bobsleigh at Turin and Vancouver, winning a world silver medal in between. Here the pair offer an insider’s view on the games and share how their Christian faith shaped their view of the Olympics.


Listen as Debbie and Adam talk about…

  • How they felt when they first got selected for the Olympics
  • How faith in Jesus gave them perspective during the highs and the lows
  • What it’s like to be in the Olympic Village
  • The emotions they experienced just before their races
  • The joys of hurtling down a mountain at 90mph
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