BBC Radio Kent: Resilience at the Olympic Games

Where does resilience come from? And how do Olympic athletes look after their own well-being whilst competing under such pressure and scrutiny?

Media sport psychology consultant and peak performance consultant, Roberto Forzoni speaks with @bbcradiokent. We discuss mental health as Olympic athletes take the brave step to speak out about their own demons and anxieties. We also discuss resilience and what exactly that is.

Players at the Olympics who have worked with performance consultant Roberto Forzoni include

Andy Murray: Men’s singles, men’s doubles
This Four-time Olympian made history in Rio 2016. Andy defended his men’s singles title becoming the first men’s player to win two Olympic gold medals in the singles event. In Tokyo, as well as competing in the singles, Murray will team up with Joe Salisbury in the men’s doubles.

Amidst the global pandemic, athletes are preparing for a delayed Olympic Games a once in a lifetime opportunity for many. With the scare of catching Covid and blocking your appearance, athletes are on tenterhooks as they carefully prepare their way to the games. The lack of spectators at this Olympic Games will be unprecedented. This will have an effect on athletes, both negatively and positively.

So how do athletes best prepare? @BBCRadiokent spoke with sports psychologist Roberto Forzoni for some answers.
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