Olympics Unleashed: Tokyo - Gronya Somerville

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Gronya Somerville - ep.29
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In Episode 29 of Olympics Unleashed: Tokyo, Olympian David Culbert chats with Toyko 2020 Badminton hopeful Gronya Somerville. 


After being ineligible to compete at Rio 2016, badminton hopeful Gronya Somerville is eyeing off her Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020. In this week's episode, Gronya talks to David Culbert about her rise to the badminton world stage, from being scouted during primary school to the Olympic dream, and the lessons she has learned along the way. 

The 24-year-old talks about her unique family lineage, as a descendent of a famous Chinese political revolutionist, and discusses the impact this has had on her international career and social media following. 

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak, the badminton player gives insight into what lies ahead in terms of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, with tournaments being canceled worldwide, and explains how she is getting through this period of uncertainty. 

Listen to previous episodes of Olympics Unleashed - Tokyo HERE.

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