Our eighth google hangout is twice the fun as we put your questions to not one, but two gold medallists! Discussing both the Highlights from Rio and their daily lives as athletes, we put the same questions to Max Whitlock and Jonnie Peacock to find out more about the worlds of an Olympic and Paralympic champion.
In part two of our Hangout we meet our second guest, Jonnie Peacock. At Rio Jonnie repeated his London 2012 success by retaining his T44 100 metre gold. Finishing almost a quarter of a second ahead of the silver medallist, Jonnie certainly rose to the challenge of the Paralympic stage! Jonnie’s efforts were matched by the other members of ParalympicsGB who together finished with an outstanding 147 medals (including 64 golds) and a secure second place in the medal table. The team also set 49 Paralympic and 27 World records.
Watch the hangout now to hear Jonnie’s thoughts on winning his Gold medal, top tips for aspiring athletes, and – given the choice – what animal would he be?
Watch part one now and find out what Olympic Gymnast Max Whitlock thought of the Highlights from Rio.
Thanks to: Thameside Primary School, Reading; School 21, London; Kingsdale Foundation School, London; Preston School, Yeovil, Somerset; The Hurlingham Academy, London; Basildon Academies, Basildon, Essex; Towers School and Sixth Form Centre, Kennington Ashford, Kent; and Lenham Primary School, Kent, who all sent in questions.
We’ll be running several more Google Hangouts over the next few months and we want as many schools as possible to take part! Our next google hangout will be focusing on the subject of kit, so if you have any questions, or would like any further information on upcoming Hangouts, then we would love to hear from you! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org