Podcast: Cheerleading, England, and the chemotherapy nurse

About this episode

As Alexandra Banfield prepares to represent England at the World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, Florida, the Solihull-based athlete explains how she balances an emotional job with the rigours of training for a major competition as a chemotherapy nurse. Plus, we sent influencer Gina Scarangella to London to see how the sport has grown in the country.

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What is the Olympic Channel Podcast?

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.