Podcast: Bradie Tennell on becoming U.S. national champion, improvement, and figure skating

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Olympic bronze medallist Bradie Tennell became the U.S. national champion for the second time in 2021. With a year to go until Beijing 2022, Tennell recounts how much she has grown since her last Winter Olympic experience at PyeongChang 2018, why new coach Tom Zakrajsek has been so important to her new success, and why a break from figure skating was exactly what she needed. Plus, the American builds the 'perfect figure skater' and gets excited for the upcoming showdown between Hanyu Yuzuru and Nathan Chen at the 2021 ISU World Figure Skating Championships.

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A sport podcast, hosted by Ed Knowles, each episode of the Olympic Channel Podcast aims to inspire and motivate you with interviews from the world's best athletes. Discover the workouts and mentality it takes to succeed in one of the planet's toughest tests: the Olympic Games. Whether it's wrestling, swimming, figure skating, weightlifting, or gymnastics - this sports podcast will have you living your best life in no time. Past guests include four-time Olympic gold medallist Simone Biles, Olympic champion wrestler Jordan Burroughs, world champion sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, and double Olympic champion cyclist Kristina Vogel.