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Coaching & Development, Human Performance, Performance | Oct 27, 2021
The two-time Olympic medallist discusses her experience of a pandemic era Games in Tokyo, the value of continuous learning, and the importance of mental health in elite sport.

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“Sometimes you can listen to advice and it might be wrong for you, so you’ve got to figure out what is good and what is bad for you – who’s your angel and who’s your devil,” says Asha Philip.


By John Portch

The British sprinter – a two-time Olympic 4x100m bronze medallist – is speaking to the Leaders Performance Podcast as part of the Keiser Athlete Optimisation series.

Asha won bronze with her teammates in Tokyo and talks about some of the steps that enabled her to go again after winning a medal in Rio in 2016.

Also on the conversational agenda are:

  • The mental strength that defines elite sprinters [10:00];
  • Asha’s need to be comfortable being uncomfortable [14:30];
  • The importance of self-reflection and positive affirmations [15:30];
  • Why she is increasingly taking care of her mental health [22:00].

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Further listening:

Leaders Performance Podcast – Leadership & Culture Special

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