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Tackling physical and mental health issues - Lauren Rowles, Paralympics GB Rowing
Episode 13318th August 2021 • Destination Tokyo • Mark Shardlow
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Lauren Rowles is part of the rowing squad for Paralympics GB for the Tokyo Paralympics.

This is a really revealing chat with Lauren who found para-sport after becoming paralysed as a 13 year old. She was inspired by London 2012 and went on to win a gold medal at Rio just four years later.

But the last five years have been tough with a number of physial injuries and a really rough time with her mental health that sent her into a deep depression.

But she's worked hard on both physical and mental health and is in a great position to challenge for a medal again in Tokyo.