Jessica Long (USA)

Jessica Long (USA): Perfection, Faith & Paraswimming

Jessica Long is one of the most successful athletes in Paralympic Games’ history, holding 23 medals with 13 of them being gold. As she heads into her fifth Paralympics, Jessica shares that while her gold medals are “super cool”, for her, it’s “really about the journey.” In this episode, this naturalized American swimmer from Russia […]

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Deja Young (USA)

Deja Young (USA): Mental Health & Choosing Life

Being a “non traditional athlete” with brachial plexus has never held Deja back. Even though her condition was caused by medical malpractice during her birth, this 2x Paralympic gold medalist (100m & 200m) says she wouldn’t change a thing if she could: she’s where she is today because of what she’s been through. In this […]

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Ray Bassil (Lebanon)

Ray Bassil (Lebanon): Finding Your Courage to Lead

To date, Ray is the only Lebanese athlete who has qualified for Tokyo, but Ray is used to blazing her own trails: she was the first Arab female Olympic Trapshooter, a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Ammunition Line entrepreneur, Academy founder, and servant leader for her country of Lebanon. She’s definitely someone to keep in your […]

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Carlotta Nwajide (Germany)

Carlotta Nwajide (Germany): Rowing & Activism

Carlotta is not only a Vice World and European Champion, but also an outspoken activist who leads by thoughtful example. She believes that inaction is action in and of itself, whether it comes to racism or environmentalism. Carlotta grew up competing as the only black rower in her community and knows what it’s like to […]

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