(SELF) EP 080 - Paralympian James Roberts On his Journey as an Athlete and Beyond
In this episode , we speak to 2- time Paralympian James Roberts. James was was born with a congenital disability called femoral dysplasia and a floating hip of the left leg as well as scoliosis of the spine.
He was an elite Paralympian athlete for just over a decade. He has represented Great Britain at countless World Championships as well as 2 Paralympic Games including Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
In the past, he has also held the SB8 200m breaststroke and 50m breaststroke national records in swimming
When it comes to rowing, he is a 2007 World Championships Semi-Finalist, 2008 Paralympic Finalist and 2009 World Championships Finalist.
When it comes to volleyball, he has amassed 56 caps for Great Britain as well as competed in the 2010 World Championships and London 2012 games. Currently, he is an online training and nutrition coach.
Some of the topics that we discuss in the podcast are:
- his journey leading upto the Beijing 2008 games
- the importance of coaches and mentors
- inside stories from his experience at Beijing 2008 and London 2012
- his transition from being a Paralympian to a training and nutrition coach
Here are some links to get in touch with James:
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jamesoroberts11/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/jamesoroberts11
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jamesoroberts11/
Podcast - https://mindsetgame.libsyn.com/