Flame Bearers - The Women Athletes Blazing the Trail to Beijing

Flame Bearers: The Women Athletes Carrying Tokyo's Torch celebrates the journeys of Tokyo’s unsung women Olympians & Paralympians and provides action-…
Mar 24th, 2021 | 26:09

Sophia Herzog (USA): Dwarfism & Inspiring Social Change

2016 Paralympic silver medalist, 2x World Champion, and 5x World medalist, Sophia Herzog is passionate about breaking stereotypes. She grew up in a small town of 450 people and was the first person with a disability to go to through her town's high school, so she's used to being the first. In this episode, Sophia opens up about her experience underwater and under most people’s eyeline as well as using her platform as a professional athlete to inspire social change. This episode was made possible by the Women's Sports Foundation. Contributing experts include Nick Gibb (Sophia's partner) Alana Nichols (Former President, Women's Sports Foundation), and Mark Povinelli (President, Little People of America).