What does it take to become an Olympic athlete? Aside from possessing incredible talent, Olympians train daily for many years before they can compete in an Olympic sport where they play against the best of the best.
Welcome to The GOLD Standard Podcast. Today, it’s Leah’s turn to tell her story while her husband, Tommy, plays the host.
Leah is a USA Softball Hall of Fame honoree and three-time Olympic Gold Medalist in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympics. She played for the Arizona Wildcats from 1993 to 1997, winning three National Championships.
Join us as we talk about what it takes to be an Olympic athlete and living life according to The GOLD Standard.
“The GOLD Standard ultimately stands for being the best of the best.”
- Leah Amico
In This Episode:
- Leah talks about the critical moments in her life, from playing college sports leading to becoming an Olympian
- What does The GOLD Standard mean for Leah?
- What does goal setting look like for Leah as she decided to be an Olympian?
- Overcoming obstacles during the Sydney Olympics and pushing forward after losing 3x
- Examples of leadership and accountability in different roles and difficult situations
- Leah speaks fondly about Coach Mike Candrea, his coaching style, and how he helped her become a better athlete.
- Why did Leah decide to play again after having a child?
- Leah’s tips for someone who wants to become an Olympic athlete
- What else can we expect from Leah? Exciting things are happening for sure.
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