Episode 16: Stef Reid

Alasdair Hooper and Will Moulton bring you episode 16 of SportSpiel, a podcast full of sporting discussion and feature interviews.

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In our first segment we discuss:

  • Who should or shouldn’t be in the running for BBC Sports Personality of the Year (2:41)
  • Is the IOC’s ban on Russia competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics all it seems? (14:11)
  • Our Outstanding Display of the Week Award (20:46)
  • Our Feel Good Story of the Week Award (22:24)

Our feature interview segment in this episode is with T44 long jump world champion Stef Reid (24:33).

In a wide-ranging interview Stef discusses her career so far and about finally claiming the gold medal she always wanted during the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships.

She also takes us through the accident that led to her becoming an amputee, how she coped mentally with such a drastic change, being accepted by the British fans and how her Christian faith has helped her throughout her life.

Image credit: with thanks to Stef Reid

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