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Women in sport: insights from gold medallists

Updated Thursday 8th March 2018

OpenLearn is celebrating International Women's Day. Watch these videos of Olympic champions Helen Richardson-Walsh and Alex Danson discussing their experiences of sport.

In the video below 2016 Olympic hockey gold medallist Helen Richardson-Walsh discusses the psychological impact of the various injuries she has experienced during her career.

In this video, 2016 Olympic hockey champion Helen Richardson-Walsh talks about the psychological strategies she used to aid her recovery from injury.

2016 Olympic hockey gold medallist Alex Danson discusses the various influences on her sporting career and considers how taking a varied approach to sport can help athletes attain their goals.


Interested in learning more? Hear more from Helen Richardson-Walsh in the free OpenLearn course The psychological aspects of sports injury.

Explore more about the impact of coaching on Alex Danson's sporting success in the course Exploring sport coaching and psychology. You can earn a free digital badge on completion of this course.

Celebrate the success of women more generally with our article on how women changed the world.


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