103 Stefan Groothuis – Speed Skating Olympic ChampionMonday 18 March 2019
In 2014, at the age of 32, Stefan Groothuis became the 1000 metres speed skating Olympic Champion.
Stefan is our guest this week on the Best in the World with Richard Parr.
Stefan opens up about his battle with depression in 2011.
He talks about how he managed to get over his mental illness and eventually win Olympic gold.
He talks about the injuries he suffered throughout his career including slicing his Achilles with his skate.
The Dutchman tells us what a World-class speed skater requires from his equipment and his thoughts on the Norwegian skaters wearing blue suits.
You can learn more about Stefan at Stefangroothuis.nl.
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