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Beijing and Beyond: Theme 1 Sporting life

Life after sport can be a time of great challenge for many athletes. This life process is known as Transition. Post the Beijing Olympics a number of Victorian Institute of Sport athletes with significant sporting experience decided to retire from their sport. This project aims to glean the experience and wisdom from athletes who competed at the highest levels along with learning about their life management skills. This project records the interviews and stories of 5 athletes to share with the broader athlete cohort. Athletse included are Grant Hackett, Catherine Arlove, Don Elgin, Travis Brooks, and Rachel Imison.

This video is part 1 of 4 and covers the athletes sporting involvement, commencement and development in their sport, highs and lows, opportunities gained, life implications, juggling other elements in life, goal setting, supportive networks, sacrifices made and lessons learned along the journey.
Life after sport can be a time of great challenge for many athletes. This life process is known as Transition. Post the Beijing Olympics a number of Victorian Institute of Sport athletes with significant sporting experience decided to retire from...
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