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Podcast Gold Coast Gold Ep 16 – Shantelle Thompson

Hosted by Dave Culbert

Delving into all things Commonwealth Games between now and the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

We recap the week that was, chat to a Games star of the past, present or future and take a look at the week ahead for our Commonwealth Games aspirants.

EPISODE 16: Shantelle Thompson



Born into a family of 17 children, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion and Australian wrestler Shantelle Thompson’s road to success has been a windy one.

Thompson was sent on a path of discovery after an attempt at suicide during her diagnosis with postnatal depression, a path that lead her to a Jiu-Jitsu world championship and now a bid to qualify for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games in wrestling.

Thompson shares her remarkable story of triumph over mental illness and what she is doing to help the next generation overcome trauma.

A must listen.




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