Episode 9: Jordanne Whiley MBE, Wheelchair Tennis

Jordanne Whiley has achieved something that no other British tennis player has managed to do; complete the calendar slam.

The 28-year-old has 4 Wimbledon wheelchair doubles titles to her name, as well as the US Open singles title from 2015.

In this podcast, Jordanne discusses her early years in the sport, life on tour as a mother and the highs and lows that came with her two Paralympic bronze medals.

Plus, we hear about chicken nuggets, her post-tennis plans and how she was more upset about Wimbledon being cancelled than her own wedding!

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Chris

Episode 8: John Naber, Swimming

John Naber: Olympian, Swimmer, Broadcaster, Storyteller & Teacher.

A very inspiring and motivating conversation with one of the Olympic greats in the pool. 

John Naber is one of America’s greatest Olympians. At the Montreal Games in 1976, he won 4 gold medals and 1 silver, becoming the most decorated athlete from those Olympics.

However, his world records stuck around longer than he did. Upon retiring aged 21, John has gone on to work at Disneyland, broadcast for American television and chair the US Olympic Alumni Association.

In this podcast, John opens up about his faith, his work with the Olympic movement and how he sees the life of an Olympian today.

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I hope you feel motivated after listening to this episode! I’ll be back with more My Defining Moments. Thanks for listening!

Chris

Episode 7: Bianca Walkden, Taekwondo

Bianca Walkden is one of Britain’s most successful sports stars. The 29-year-old is a triple world champion in Taekwondo and has an Olympic bronze medal from Rio 2016.

All of her major successes have come after not one, but two ACL ruptures. Bianca discusses how those injuries have made her stronger and how she hopes to win gold at the Tokyo Olympic Games.

Plus, we hear about one of the best and worst days of her life, her perfect Taekwondo family and the tasty Italian business that she runs in her hometown of Liverpool.

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Chris

Episode 6: Chris Mears MBE, Diving

At the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Chris Mears shared the honour of becoming Great Britain’s first Olympic Diving champion. Along with Jack Laugher, the pair won the gold medal in the synchronised 3m springboard event.

For the first My Defining Moments episode of 2021, Chris speaks openly about the mental health struggles he’s had since winning Olympic gold and how the recent lockdown has helped him.

Plus we hear the story of his near death experience as a teenager, receiving an MBE from Prince Charles and being able to feel the crowd in his feet at London 2012!

Listen to Chris talk me through how his music career is going, and how he hopes to improve on the millions of streams he’s had in 2020!

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Chris

Episode 5: Hannah Cockroft MBE, Para-Athletics

5 Paralympic gold medals, 12 World titles and 5 Defining Moments for Hannah Cockroft! ‘Hurricane’ Hannah is the latest guest to join me on My Defining Moments, as the T34 Wheelchair racer discusses the highs and lows of her career so far.

Since winning 2 Paralympic titles at a home Games aged just 20, Hannah has gone on to dominate her event. A seven year undefeated streak came to an end at the hands of her younger compatriot. But, as Hannah explains, that only fueled the fire for greater success.

Listen to Hannah explain how she first got into sport at a relatively late age, what it’s like to receive an MBE and her shock at the addition of the 800 metres to the Paralympic program!

Plus we hear about her dream week; breaking world records AND being prom Queen, getting mobbed in Westfields shopping centre and how presenting Countryfile affected her career on the track.

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Episode 4: Lauryn Williams, Athletics & Bobsleigh

A first international guest for My Defining Moments! American sprint superstar Lauryn Williams takes us through the ups and down of her life and career.

One of only 5 people to have won a medal at both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, Lauryn explains how she went from the 100 metres to the Bobsleigh!

The 2005 World 100m champion also speaks about her identity crisis since retiring from elite sport, the loss of her father and how she was controversially denied Olympic gold in 2004.

Plus we hear about her financial advisory initiative Worth Winning, that terrifying first run in a bobsleigh and the close finishes that defined her career.

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Episode 3: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, Paralympic Sport

A special episode with Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson DBE, as the Paralympic legend chooses her five Defining Moments.

One of the most famous faces in British sport, Tanni won an astonishing 11 Paralympic gold medals during her career. The Welsh wheelchair wonder discusses her early life, journey through 5 Games and how the Paralympic movement is progressing.

Plus we hear about her work in the House of Lords, raising her daughter whilst competing and why a career in Wheelchair Basketball didn’t work out (WARNING – contains mild violence)!

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Episode 2: Hannah Miley, Swimming

For my second episode, Scottish swimmer Hannah Miley chooses the five Defining Moments of her career.
The British medley swimmer opens up about the aftermath of her 4th place finish at the Rio Olympic Games, the joy of winning a Commonwealth gold at home and how she learnt to fall back in love with swimming.
Plus we hear about broken fingers, botched celebrations and the perils of washing your hair at Delhi 2010.
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Episode 1: Marilyn Okoro, Athletics

British athlete Marilyn Okoro is my first guest on the podcast, as she chooses the five Defining Moments of her career.

The Olympic 800 metre runner gives her thoughts on Black Lives Matter, athlete welfare and the Russian doping scandal. Marilyn speaks openly about the impact that reallocated medals have had on her career, the pain of missing out on the London 2012 Olympics and her honest opinion about the former head coach Charles van Commenee.

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Or email me at chris@chrisbrownsport.com