Episode 9: Katie Ormerod

Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton bring you episode 9 of SportSpiel, a podcast full of sporting discussion and feature interviews.

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In our first segment we discuss:

  • The end of the glittering careers of Mo Farah and Usain Bolt
  • Were the London crowd right to boo Justin Gatlin – shouldn’t other drug cheats get the same treatment?
  • The IAAF’s decision to bar Isaac Makwala from the 400m final because of ‘norovirus’
  • With the return of the Premier League has the art of defending died a horrible death?
  • Scotland and Wales’ impressive performances at the EuroHockey games

Our feature interview segment in this episode is with snowboarding star Katie Ormerod. Despite being just 19 years old, Katie has already claimed X Games medals and became the first ever British woman to win a Big Air World Cup in 2017.

As the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics approach the West Yorkshire native is targeting big success at the games and is fast becoming a household name in the UK. With an important year on the horizon she tells us about her preparations, how she has come back from injury and she gives us a unique insight into a sport where riders are making jumps that are bigger than the size of a house.

Katie Ormerod Image credit: Matt Georges/ GB Park and Pipe with thanks to British Ski and Snowboard

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