Episode 2109: Kellie Harrington – Olympic Champion
Kellie Harrington is an Olympic champion, after what must have been one of the most emotionally draining Sunday mornings of all of our lives.
That's one we'll never forget?? pic.twitter.com/K1mWnuB5da
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) August 8, 2021
We speak to former world champion Andy Lee and Gavan Casey of the42.ie about an extraordinary Irish sporting achievement, by an extraordinary Irish athlete – how she got there, what she did to get over the line, and what she needs to guard against for the next few months as her life gets turned upside down.
What a star. Don’t forget, a frontline worker who brought a lot of joy with her videos during the depths of the pandemic. Now Olympic Champion, congratulations @Kelly64kg https://t.co/VLqf172hZG
— Andy Lee (@AndyLeeBoxing) August 8, 2021
We salute the joy and spirit of her family, Eoin pens a very special (terrible) poem memorialising the moment in verse, and, of course, there’s a Mark Horgan audio-bed for Kellie Harrington – the woman who rocked the machine.
A word on Zaur: landed over from Georgia for an interview in 2002 with no English. Lived in Ireland for five years without his family, who had to go into hiding while he was at the Beijing Games. Key to *nine* Olympic medals, over a quarter of Ireland’s total tally.
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— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) August 8, 2021
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Barcelona opted for John Delan-omics and unfortunately it just hasn't worked out for themhttps://t.co/6iB8BE4f3B pic.twitter.com/jLs98hQfT6
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Ahead of the biggest fight of her life, here's @Kelly64kg on the first fight of her life?
(As heard on yesterday's pod and on RTÉ Radio 1 today, C'MON KELLIE!??) pic.twitter.com/FQsEaMySrc
— Second Captains (@SecondCaptains) August 7, 2021