Podcast: Triple jump King Christian Taylor on comeback quest

About this episode

Two-time Olympic champion and four-time world champion Christian Taylor is making his comeback to triple jump, after an Achilles rupture a year ago ended his hopes of defending his Olympic title at Tokyo 2020. The American caught up with Ash Tulloch to discuss his journey back to competition and the challenges he faced along the way, including depression, doubt and questioning if he should continue in the sport at all. Taylor shares why Kobe Bryant's Mamba mentality has helped him as he works towards the athletics world championships in Oregon and the Paris 2024 Olympics. Vulnerable, honest and inspiring. This is an uplifting conversation you don't want to miss.

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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.