Anna Watkins, The Speaker Show

"How data can help you be a winner"

Anna Watkins, rowing champion, winning gold at the Olympics and setting an Olympic record

In this episode of #TheSpeakerShow, Maria Franzoni interviews Anna Watkins who in 2012 cemented her place in sporting history at the London Olympics, winning gold in the double scull event and earning the nickname ‘Alchemist’ for her ability to turn lesser medals to gold. She is a mathematician and loves to give an analytical perspective on performance and how to win.

In this fascinating episode, we discuss a range of her views on issues including:

  • The use of data to improve performance
  • Peak Performance
  • Teamwork
  • Becoming an Olympian


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