Episode 355: Chari Hawkins – Team USA Heptathlete on Mental and Physical Training

Chari Hawkins is a heptathlete for Team USA. In the heptathlon, there are 7 events in the competition: hurdles, high jump, shot put, 200m run, long jump, javelin, and the 800m. Chari explains all of that in this conversation as well as how she got into the heptathlon. She went to Utah State University, she is a 2x USA Bronze medalist, and she competed in Doha for the 2019 World Championships.

In this episode, she shares about mental health, anxiety, and how she has worked really hard to overcome race day anxiety. 

What we talked about:

4:15- Introduction to Chari

5:30- The coach that Chari works with

8:30- How she got into the heptathlon

10:45- How the heptathlon works

15:25- The performance anxiety that she has dealt with and how she has overcome it

30:15- Competing at the 2019 World Championships for Team USA

38:15- Sponsorships in heptathlon and how that lead her to grow her social media following

46:50- Processing not making the Olympic team and where she is at now

52:40- End of podcast questions

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