Getting Over Hurdles with Tasha Danvers


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She's crazy funny, and her road to multiple Olympics games was very different than most. Tasha Danvers heralds from Jamaican roots. Jumping high, and jumping early was something that came to her at a young age. With the support and direction from her Father, Tasha naturally became attracted to the high hurdles and it wasn't long before she knuckled down and focused on becoming an Olympian. It wasn't all plain sailing, but as Sydney 2000 rolled around Tasha was to walk out in the opening ceremony with her head held high, and her dreams even higher. We hear from her on what it was like to represent your country on the biggest Athletic stage of all, and then the decisions that followed which meant she missed 2004 in Athens. Beijing in 2008 was well and truly on her radar and the almost perfect race saw her standing on the podium collecting a bronze medal proudly representing her nation of Great Britain. In this episode Tasha serves up a hot mixture of life as an Athlete and what comes after the hype and rewards of being one of the very fastest over the hurdles over one lap of the track.

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