How Did Danusia Francis Overcome Obstacles to Make the Olympics?

Key Takeaways

  • Introducing today’s guest, Danusia Francis
  • Sam takes a moment to thank her sponsor, Tumbl Trak and Right Rice
  • Sam and Danusia share a fun fact about each other
  • The emotional moment Danusia found out she made the Olympics
  • The process of qualifying for the Olympics
  • How Danusia controlled her nerves throughout Olympic Qualifiers
  • Danusia’s training regimen leading up to the Olympic Games
  • What Danusia is most excited for in the future
  • Why Danusia wasn’t sure if she would try again to compete in another Olympics
  • Doubts Danusia experienced when she returned to Elite gymnastics
  • Balancing life while working out and training
  • Struggles Danusia faces with gymnastics as she gets older
  • Sam takes a moment to thank her sponsors Tumbl Trak and Right Rice
  • The decision to compete for Jamaica rather than Great Britain
  • Danusia recalls meeting Usain Bolt
  • Danusia discusses her experience as an alternate in the 2012 Olympic Games
  • Danusia discusses her emotional Olympic journey
  • What motivates Danusia to continue her pursuit to compete at an Olympic Games
  • The value Danusia places on vision boards
  • How Danusia’s confidence level has changed throughout the years
  • The most valuable lessons gymnastics taught Danusia
  • Danusia talks about the potential for retirement and her post-retirement plans
  • Sam asks Danusia a lightning round of questions
  • Danusia reveals one thing people can do to get 1% better each day
  • Danusia gives her thoughts on the postponement of the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo
  • Staying motivated during this period of postponement
  • How this news has affected Danusia emotionally
  • Where listeners can follow Danusia

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Samantha Peszek

Samantha Peszek

Olympic Medalist & NCAA Champion. ❤️ IN // LA Co-creator of the @thegympire