Podcast: Anna Gasser on snowboarding, mentality, and dream dinner party

About this episode

Anna Gasser is an Olympic champion snowboarder from Austria. She took up snowboarding aged 18 after training as a gymnast. Just a few years later - she was at the Olympics competing in slopestyle in 2014. She qualified in first place, but a fall saw her podium chances diminish. Four years later - she was one of the big favourites and managed to win an Olympic gold medal in Big Air at PyeongChang 2018. Now aged 30, she goes into the Olympic cycle as one of the most thoughtful, inspiring, and downright dazzling athletes in competition. Ash Tulloch spoke to her about mentality, her biggest fears, Simone Biles, and her dream dinner party.

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What is the Olympic Channel Podcast?

A sport podcast, hosted by Ed Knowles, each episode of the Olympic Channel Podcast aims to inspire and motivate you with interviews from the world's best athletes. Discover the workouts and mentality it takes to succeed in one of the planet's toughest tests: the Olympic Games. Whether it's wrestling, swimming, figure skating, weightlifting, or gymnastics - this sports podcast will have you living your best life in no time. Past guests include four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles, Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs, world champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, and double Olympic champion cyclist Kristina Vogel.