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How Did Danusia Francis Overcome Obstacles to Make the Olympics? + Dealing with the Impact of Coronavirus

The Recap Sam welcomes to the podcast 2016 NCAA Balance Beam Co-Champion, 6x All-American and 2012 Olympic alternate, Danusia Francis. In this episode, Danusia discusses the unique experience of representing two separate countries in Olympic qualifiers. Danusia opens up about her training regimen, meeting Olympic legend, Usain Bolt, and balancing life while working to qualify

Celebrating Madison Kocian & Kyla Ross

The Recap Sam welcomes to the podcast two very special guests, Olympians Madison Kocian & Kyla Ross. Madison is a 2018 NCAA Team Champion, a 2016 Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist, a 3x World Champion and a 7x All-American. Kyla is a 2018 NCAA Team Champion, a 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, a 2014 World Championship

How Did Kaitlin Sandeno Become a 4X Olympic Medalist, an Author, & Break Barriers for Women Everywhere?

The Recap Sam welcomes to the podcast two-time Olympic swimmer and four-time Olympic medalist, Kaitlin Sandeno. Kaitlin is a world champion, former world record holder and has won a gold, silver and two bronze medals throughout her career. Since retiring, Kaitlin has gone on to lead a successful post-Olympic career as a sports commentator, motivational

How Did Shannon Miller Become the Most Decorated US Olympic Gymnast & Use Her Athletic Experiences to Help Her Overcome Cancer?

The Recap Sam welcomes to the podcast 1993 and 1994 world all-around champion, 1996 Olympic balance beam champion, 1995 Pan American Games all-around champion, and member of the gold-medal winning Magnificent Seven team at the 1996 Olympics, Shannon Miller. Shannon is the second most decorated gymnast in U.S. history and the thirteenth most decorated gymnast

How Did Cody Miller Find A Way to Overcome a Health Condition & Win an Olympic Gold Alongside his Childhood Idol, Michael Phelps?

The Recap Sam welcomes to the podcast, Olympic champion and eight-time American record holder in competitive swimming, Cody Miller. Cody is also a self-proclaimed movie buff, puppy enthusiast, food assassin, YouTuber and Water Jedi. In this episode, Sam and Cody chronicle Cody’s journey as an athlete, from overcoming a serious health condition when he was

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