Podcast: Tatyana McFadden and Haven Shepherd

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Two incredible guests from Team USA. Wheelchair racer Tatyana McFadden went into the Tokyo 2020 as the proud owner of 17 Paralympic medals including seven gold medals. She beat the odds to make the start line here after surviving some life-threatening blood clots in 2017. Plus, Haven Shepherd was born in Vietnam. Her parents took their own lives by strapping bombs in a family suicide attempt. Haven somehow survived was adopted by a US family and started to smile for the first time in a swimming pool . She's now a Paralympic swimmer for the USA. She tells us her story in full...

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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.