We’re on the shooting range this week with Rio 2016 Olympic gold medalist Ginny Thrasher. Ginny won gold in the 10m air rifle, and she also competes in three-position 50m small-bore rifle. Ginny talks with us about the physical and mental demands of shooting, the funky shooting jacket and shoes, and how she travels with her rifles.
What are our TKFLASTANIs up to this week? We’ve got news from:
- Figure skater Meagan Duhamel
- Gymnast Chellsie Memmel
- Swimmer Mallory Comerford
- Luger Shiva Keshavan
- Montreal’s Olympic Park
- Para Discus Thrower Ness Murby
Throughout 2021 we’re revisiting great stories from Atlanta 1996! For our Atlanta 1996 moment this week, Alison talks about the regionality of the football tournament in light of the Tokyo 2020 marathon and race walks being held in Sapporo.
We also lots of news on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics, including a new para avatar role-playing game, sustainability measures at the Games, General Mills Canada’s Cheer-ios promotion, Australia’s Opening and Closing Ceremonies uniform and more!
Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive!
Photo courtesy of Ginny Thrasher.