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52 {Sami Kennedy-Sim} Stroke at 24, Olympic Athlete at 25

Season 1, Ep. 52

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Returning to normal life after a big challenge is hard for any of us, but what happens when your ‘normal’ is competing in sports at the Olympic level?

That was exactly what happened to Sami Kennedy-Sim who, after competing as an Olympic level skier, found herself in hospital recovering from a stroke at the age of 24.

Somehow, after that, she returned to the Olympics.


In this episode Sami shares:


-      Her journey to becoming an Olympian

-      Why it’s ok to want to quit

-      The exact moment she started having a stroke

-      How she was told she would not be an Olympian again

-      Her journey to returning to the Olympics


Key Quotes

 

“You can choose to see obstacles as speed bumps or road blocks. A speed bump you slow down and then you carry on. A road block, you may have to quit altogether.”


“Unless you give people the experience to challenge themselves they’re living in comfort zone land.”


Find out more about Sami


You can find out about Sami’s coaching and other businesses here: https://www.samikennedysim.com/


Or you can follow her on Instagram: @samikennedysim

 

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