Pushing boundaries and empowering women along the way. The On Her Turf podcast highlights amazing women- and their male allies- who are champions on and off the field and who motivate people to be the best versions of themselves. Lindsay Czarniak, Lolo Jones and MJ Acosta-Ruiz will host the first NBC Olympics show dedicated to covering women’s sports at the Games. Katie Ledecky, Allyson Felix, Alex Morgan, April Ross, and Alix Klineman will be among athletes featured.
On today’s episode, Lindsay Czarniak and Lolo Jones speak to 19-year-old American Hannah Roberts about her silver medal-winning performance and the Olympic debut of BMX Freestyle. Hannah shares her path to the sport, her mental process, and her thoughts on pay equity and the disparities between men’s and women’s events in BMX.
We’re then joined by two-time Olympian Kara Goucher and 2012 Olympian Alysia Montaño for a roundtable discussion about the obstacles faced by working mothers who are elite athletes, and the progress the sports industry is making in supporting mothers in their careers.