Author: speszek

How Did David Boudia Become an Olympic Gold Medalist, Deal with the Post-Olympic Blues, and Still Have it in Him to Pursue Tokyo?

The Recap Sam welcomes three-time Olympian and four-time Olympic medalist, David Boudia. Perhaps the most impressive of David’s Olympic accolades, he was the first American male diver to win Olympic diving gold in the ten-meter platform competition since Greg Louganis in 1988. David has competed in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games and plans

How Did Carly Patterson Become the 2004 Olympic Champion, Find Her Identity Post-Retirement, and Master the Art of Self-Confidence?

The Recap Sam welcomes to the podcast All-Around Champion at the 2004 Olympic Games, Carly Patterson. Carly is truly a trailblazer for the United States as she was the first American woman in twenty years to win the All-Around Olympic Gold medal since Mary Lou Retton in 1984. Since her victory, the U.S. has won

How Did Lauren Cheney Holiday Become Unstoppable at the Olympic Games, World Cups, & Fighting a Brain Tumor? – Season 3 Episode 1

The Recap Sam welcomes to the podcast two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup Champion, Lauren Cheney Holiday. Among her stellar career accomplishments, Lauren was the first player in National Women’s Soccer League history to have her jersey retired by the league. She also set multiple school records at UCLA, including most points, most game-winning

Transparency and the Future of USA Gymnastics with Chellsie Memmel – Bonus Episode 2

The Recap Sam welcomes to the podcast close friend and former 2008 Olympic teammate, Chellsie Memmel. Chellsie’s gymnastics accomplishments include being the 2003 world champion on the uneven bars and the 2005 world all-around champion; just the third American woman in history to win that title. She has seven World Championship and Olympic medals and

Gymnasts Aren’t Like a Fine Wine with Alicia Sacramone Quinn – Bonus Episode 1

The Recap Sam welcomes to the podcast former Olympic teammate and close friend, Alicia Sacramone Quinn. Alicia is a former American gymnast who is also the second-most decorated American gymnast in World Championship history, netting ten medals during her illustrious career. Since retiring from gymnastics, Alicia has gone on to start a family and welcomed

Recapping Season 1 – Episode 13

  The Recap In the Season 1 recap episode, Sam reflects on all of her “cool friends” and the lessons she learned while having them on as guests. Sam divulges the goal of her podcast, which is to educate and inspire while covering topics related to gymnastics. Sam travels quite a bit and she noticed