Category Archives: Transition

Interview: Ben Paszkowec, Transition & Performance Psychologist at ACT

When an athlete retires from sport, it’s a time for them to celebrate a decade’s worth of success at the top, and a chance to savour a diary free of punishing training schedules. At least, that’s the perception.  The reality is often very different: after years performing under the spotlight,...
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Athlete Profile: Grace Luczak

A five-time world champion and Olympian, US rower Grace Luczak is recognised as one of the world’s best within her sporting discipline. Two world records stand as career highlights for the Michigan-born athlete, who is also a six-time national champion with crews in the USA. Grace began rowing in 2004...
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Athlete Interview: Sarah Barrow

Sarah Barrow is a former England and Great Britain diver who competed at the highest level in both the 10m individual platform and 10m synchronised platform events. She won her first British title in 2005, and in 2010 formed a diving partnership with Tonia Couch that would reap silver and...
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Athlete Profile: Nzingha Prescod

Nzingha is an Olympic fencer who represented the USA at both London 2012 and Rio 2016. Born in Brooklyn, Nzingha took up fencing at just nine years old. She developed her talents at the well-regarded Peter Westbrook Foundation, and went on to win her first Youth National Competition in 2003....
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Athlete Profile: Olivia Carnegie-Brown

When Olivia won a silver in rowing at Rio 2016, the achievement also earned the British women’s eight team their first ever Olympic medal. The roots of that success trace back to Reading Rowing Club and early experience in the boat which enabled the Westminster-born athlete to break into the...
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Life After the Boat

A professional rower’s career cannot go on forever, so what happens when the oars are stored away for good? Roeien.nl takes a look at the social aspirations of some of the athletes from the Aegon Dutch national rowing team, through a series of articles titled: “Life After the Boat”. This week...
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Athlete Profile: Bronte Barratt

Bronte Barratt is an Australian swimmer and Olympian whose career is studded with successes at the highest level. Born in Brisbane in 1989, Bronte entered into a family of sporting pedigree; her grandmother represented Australia in the long jump at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. Continuing the tradition, Bronte...
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Athlete Profile: Isabel Swan

Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1983, Isabel made history at the 2008 Beijing Games where she claimed 470-class bronze, becoming Brazil’s first female sailor to win an Olympic medal. The achievement crowned six other titles of global significance: Isabel is four-time South America Champion, and two-time World Military Champion....
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Athlete Profile: Kim Brennan

An Australian Olympian, Kim Brennan (née Crow) is a dual world champion in the single sculls rowing, and a dual discipline Olympic medallist, holding bronze, silver and gold in the single and double sculls. She is also a senior lawyer with experience in sports law, intellectual property law and commercial law,...
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