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Pregnancy and Parenthood in Sport

March 31, 2022

Eleanor Oldroyd and Denise Lewis hear from athletes both past and present on how they’ve balanced pregnancy and parenthood alongside their careers. It’s as UK Sport has recently brought in its first ever maternity guidelines for Olympic and Paralympic athletes. You’ll hear in the episode from 11-time Paralympic champion Tanni Grey-Thompson, Olympic gold and silver medal-winning cyclist Elinor Barker, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock and European archery champion Naomi Folkard. They discuss whether the new guidelines better support athletes and what needs to change in the future.

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