Cate Campbell “We Don’t Have To Be Ashamed On Mental Health Struggles”

SwimSwam met with Australia superstar sprinter Cate Campbell during the 2022 global sales meeting organized by arena in Sardinia, Italy.

In the interview, we talk with her about many high-profile swimmers that came out with their experiences with mental health struggles and ask if she thinks the postponement of the Olympics emphasized the pressure and stress.

Campbell said:

“I think that uncertainty definitely played a big role in it. When the Tokyo Games [were] postponed posibilities canceled and the country goes into lockdown. Australia had very strictly lockdown for very long time. You were not able to see your loved ones, or compete, or train in a way that you be used to. 

It’s great that we are seeing high profile more successful people coming out and sharing their struggles and their battles.

Campbelll emphasizes that even the greatest athletes (of any sport) are human, even if people see them as superheroes.

You can see the full video below:

CLICK BELOW TO WATCH HOW CATE CAMPBELL LEARNED TO EMBODY THE MANTRA “BE BRAVE”

In the Tokyo Olympics, Cate Campbell anchored the women’s 4x100m freestyle relay. Campbell threw down a 52.2 split, solidifying Australia’s stranglehold in the event winning gold. They also lowered their previous world record to 3:29.69.

Campbell won also the bronze medal in 100m free, touching 3rd behind Emma McKeon and Siobhan Haughey.

On Day 8, Cate Campbell anchored Australia’s medley relay, swimming 52.11 to touch first and earn gold.

 

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Gheko
1 month ago

Everybody has demons, some just don’t admit to it!

Swimswamswum
1 month ago

Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka approved!

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Giusy Cisale

 GIUSY  CISALE Giusy Cisale ha frequentato il Liceo Classico "T.L. Caro" dove era impegnata nella redazione della rivista scolastica. Nel 2002 è tra le più giovani laureate in Giurisprudenza dell'Università Federico II di Napoli (ITA). Inizia il percorso di Avvocato Civilista, conseguendo nel 2006 l'abilitazione all'esercizio della professione di avvocato. Si avvicina al nuoto …

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