May 5, 2023
On this episode of the show we get to take someone off the list! We're so excited to have the opportunity to talk sitting volleyball with five-time Paralympian Lora Webster. With Team USA, she has won a bronze, 2 silvers, and gold in Rio and Tokyo. She is also a mom of 4 and became a big story in Tokyo because she was competing while 5 months pregnant. We talked with Lora about how sitting volleyball works, her long career, her plans for Paris and how the kids help her train.
Lora will be competing in the ParaVolley PanAmerica Zonal Championship taking place from May 9 to 13, 2023 in Edmonton, Alberta. Find out more information here.
In our Seoul 1988 history moment, Jill talks about the women's Olympic volleyball tournament (Surprise! Women weren't yet playing volleyball in the Paralympics), and the little country that almost toppled a giant.
In our visit to TKFLASTAN, we get news from:
Paris 2024 has announced the triathlon course. If you're looking for a free event to attend, this course will give you ample opportunities to see the competitors!
The International Olympic Committee announced that tickets are now on sale for Olympic Esports Week.
Finally, the International World Games Association announced the sports program for Chengdu 2025. What's in and what's out? We break it all down for you.
For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-2cH
Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!
Photo courtesy of Lora Webster.
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