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-…
Jan 12th, 2022 | 23:55

Bradie Tennell (USA): Figure Skating & Making the Tough Calls

US Olympic bronze medalist and 2X National Champion figure skater, Bradie Tennell has already made a career out of breaking records…and unfortunately her feet. As of Dec. 31 2021, (just after this interview was recorded), Bradie made the tough decision to withdraw from figure skating Nationals due to her chronic foot injury. Though Bradie’s path to the Beijing Olympics ends here, her journey is well worth celebrating as a fantastic example of her prioritizing herself and her love of the sport over pushing and risking life-long injury. In this episode, we talk about Bradie's passion for figure skating, her decision to opt out of Nationals, and how she overcomes hardship.