Race walker Alana Barber, Gymnast Courtney McGregor, New Zealand Olympic Committee CEO Kereyn Smith and Sports Psychologist Karen Nimmo on WiSP World New Zealand
With a week to go before the opening ceremony in Rio, Zoe George and Silver Ferns Katrina Grant have another all-star cast on this month’s Olympic-themed episode of WiSP World New Zealand. Alana Barber will be New Zealand’s main hope in the road walking event and she joins us from her training base in Switzerland ahead of her departure for Rio. Sports Psychologist Karen Nimmo offers an insight into what Olympic athletes may be going through and how to overcome the nerves of such a big event to focus on performance. Gymnast Courtney McGregor, who has been on the show before, is back to tell us about her last minute preparation from her training base in the U.S. and who will be the ones to beat in Rio. And New Zealand’s Olympic Committee CEO Kereyn Smith talks about the Kiwi Olympic team, its representation, cultural diversity and final road to Rio.