04/03/2022- Para-Fencing


This week’s recommendation is an episode of Mastering the Mind, with Para-fencing athlete Piers Gilliver. Piers shares his experiences in the lead up to Rio, his Tokyo Paralympic medals and looks ahead to his future ambitions.

Recommended by: Georgina Usher, CEO

In this episode of Mastering the Mind, Piers Gilliver shares:

  • How he got into wheelchair fencing & his rapid rise to success
  • Piers’ experience of being a part of the Paralympic Inspiration Programme
  • The lead up to the Rio 2016 Paralympics & the Rio experience
  • The psychology of fencing & his pre-performance routine
  • The differences between the Épée & Sabre events
  • What it was like winning his medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics
  • Piers being appointed as MBE at the start of the 2022 year!
  • His future goals & ambitions

More about Mastering the Mind: Two aspiring sports psychologists chat with elite athletes, coaches, and sports psychologists to better understand the crucial role the mind plays in sport, how to achieve optimal performance, how to fulfil your athletic or coaching potential and create a high-performing culture. Whether you are an elite athlete or looking to get into regular exercise, there will be something you can learn and apply from each guest to help you achieve your goals.


Piers Gilliver: Mastering the Mind Episode 40

Every week a member of the BF Team will recommend a podcast. The subject matter will vary (but will be related to sport!) so we hope that over the weeks there will be something for all our members, no matter where their interest or involvement in fencing lies.

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