The Athlete's Voice

The Athlete's Voice

By Yona Knight-Wisdom
The Stories behind The Success, from The Athletes.
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My Story | The Civil Show
I spoke with Tim Gallagher, one of my friends from my Leeds Beckett Sport Science course, about my introduction to diving, the highs and the lows of competition and my experience of the ultimate competition for an athlete, the Olympic games. Check out http://www.patreon.com/thehonestonlinecoach for more about Tim. Enjoy!
46:39
June 27, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter" Mean To... Leon McGhie
Leon grew up in the streets and in the gang culture of London. He has been stabbed multiple times, but with the help of the Prince's Trust, he managed to remove himself from that way of life and onto a positive path. He has a message of love, to all people. Here he tells me what the BLM Movement means to him and how he can help to be a part of the solution.
37:50
June 15, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter" Mean To... Katie Bevan
Politics graduate Katie Bevan has really had to go out of her way to learn about black history in the UK, those lessons are not easily accessible in the normal path of society. Here she tells me what the BLM Movement means to her and how she can help to be a part of the solution.
30:09
June 15, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter" Mean To... Aliyah Hasinah
Aliyah is a member of BLMUK, the fundraiser I donated to last week. I wanted to find out some more information on who BLMUK are and what they are going to do with the near £1,000,000 they have raised! Here she tells me what the BLM Movement means to her and how she can help to be a part of the solution.
29:00
June 15, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter" Mean To... Tom Daley
British Olympic Diver Tom Daley invited me for a conversation about my experiences as a black diver, but we also spoke about his understanding of discrimination and experiences of homophobia. Here he tells me what the BLM Movement means to him and how he can help to be a part of the solution.
27:29
June 15, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter" Mean To... Paola Margu
Paola is a journalist in Mexico, and is an advocate for more representation of the country in the global media. There are millions of black Mexicans who are suffering the same fate of oppression as black Americans and black Britons, but they are stories we never hear about! Here she tells me what the BLM Movement means to her and how she can help to be a part of the solution. 
41:40
June 15, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter' Mean To... Nathaniel Peat
Social entrepreneur Nathaniel Peat has worked in prisons through his organisation The Safety Box to help combat gang culture and knife crime, as well as so many other things. Here he tells me what the BLM Movement means to him and how he can help to be a part of the solution.
37:59
June 8, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter' Mean To... Salim Lemond
Diver Salim Lemond has been far removed from the COVID crisis in his home city of NYC, which has disproportionately affected African Americans, but that situation and the protests have not escaped his mind. Here he tells me what the BLM Movement means to him and how he can help to be a part of the solution.
27:15
June 8, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter' Mean To... White Yardie
Comedian White Yardie was unaware of racial inequality until he moved to the UK from Jamaica at 18. Here he tells me what the BLM Movement means to him and how he can help to be a part of the solution.
31:52
June 8, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter' Mean To... Chantelle West
Business owner Chantelle has was assisted by the Prince's Trust when there was very little help for her elsewhere, now she wants to be able to assist her daughter through life in the same way. Here she tells me what the BLM Movement means to her and how she can help to be a part of the solution.
23:49
June 8, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter' Mean To... Sophie Brearley
Sophie works nights in retail but has been overwhelmed by all of the information she has been seeing on social media. Here she tells me what the BLM Movement means to her and how she can help to be a part of the solution.
14:51
June 8, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter' Mean To... Alena Cartmell
At 15 years old, Alena is in school and preparing for her GCSE's. Here she tells me what the BLM Movement means to her and how she can help to be a part of the solution.
19:06
June 8, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter' Mean To... Korri Lenney
Korri Lenney attended a peaceful protest at the weekend and was emotionally struck by her experience there. Here she tells me what the BLM Movement means to her and how she can help to be a part of the solution.
39:57
June 8, 2020
What Does 'Black Lives Matter' Mean To... Reiss Beckford
Gymnast Reiss Beckford is from North London but moved away to chase his gymnastics dream, in which his role model happened to be one of few black gymnasts. Here he tells me what the BLM Movement means to him and how he can help to be a part of the solution.
23:28
June 8, 2020
CoronaChat with David Boudia
2012 Olympic 10m Platform Champion and 4x Olympic Medalist David Boudia talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
42:21
June 4, 2020
CoronaChat with Dom Poleon
Professional Footballer Dom Poleon talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
29:47
June 3, 2020
CoronaChat with Priscilla Loomis
Antigua and Barbuda High Jumper Priscilla Loomis talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career! We also briefly discussed our perspectives on the current protests we are witnessing all over the world.
35:09
June 1, 2020
CoronaChat with Morgan Lake
British High Jumper and Rio 2016 Olympian Morgan Lake talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
22:18
May 29, 2020
CoronaChat with Jazmin Sawyers
British Long Jumper and Rio 2016 Olympian Jazmin Sawyers talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
28:50
May 28, 2020
CoronaChat with Lucy Harris
Professional Netball Player Lucy Harris of the Severn Stars talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
30:44
May 27, 2020
CoronaChat with Ellen Buttrick
British Para-Rower and 2x World Champion Ellen Buttrick talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
29:17
May 26, 2020
CoronaChat with Galal Yafai
British Boxer and Rio 2016 Olympian Galal Yafai talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
34:04
May 25, 2020
The Last Dance | YonaKWeekly 050
Does Michael Jordan inspire me? His abilities are unrealistic but I am also pursuing success so I guess he does, but it is important to manage your expectations and don't copy those who inspire you...carve your own path to success.
12:21
May 24, 2020
My Story | The Drive Phase Podcast
My Commonwealth and Pan Am Games Chef de Mission Dalton Myers spoke with me about my journey as an international diver, the success of competing at the 2016 Rio Olympic followed by the disappointment of not medalling in the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the changes made  following the Games.
1:01:37
May 23, 2020
CoronaChat with Ellie Smart
American Cliff Diver Ellie Smart talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
30:58
May 22, 2020
CoronaChat with Matthew Dixon
British Diver Matthew Dixon talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
33:29
May 21, 2020
CoronaChat with Jessica-Jane Applegate
British Swimmer and 4x Paralympic Medalist Jessica-Jane Applegate talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
43:20
May 20, 2020
CoronaChat with Inge Jansen
Dutch Diver and Tokyo 2020 Qualifier Inge Jansen talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
26:07
May 19, 2020
CrossFit | YonaKWeekly 049
I got killed off by a CrossFit Workout this week, but after an initial hatred for it I then developed an understanding and level of respect for the CrossFit movement and what it's doing for people! Also FOOTBALL IS BACK!!
13:37
May 17, 2020
CoronaChat with Joel Fearon
Team GB Sprinter and 2014 Bobsled Winter Olympic Bronze Medalist Joel Fearon talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
38:12
May 16, 2020
CoronaChat with Alexander Massialas
American Fencer and Rio 2016 Silver and Bronze Olympic Medalist Alexander Massialas talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
36:35
May 15, 2020
CoronaChat with Abigail Harrison
Bristol City Women's Football Player Abigail Harrison talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career.
24:48
May 14, 2020
CoronaChat with Reiss Beckford
Jamaican Gymnast Reiss Beckford talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
38:42
May 13, 2020
CoronaChat with David Dinsmore
American and University of Miami Diver David Dinsmore talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
42:20
May 12, 2020
CoronaChat with Nicholas Robinson-Baker
Former British Olympic Diver Nicholas Robinson-Baker talks to me about his career as well as the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and life!
46:59
May 11, 2020
25 Facts For 25 Years | YonaKWeekly 048
It's my 25th birthday coming up on Tuesday May 12th! A quarter of a century on this planet has been full of exciting times, but this is just the beginning for me, so much more to come and so much more to be done!
12:03
May 10, 2020
CoronaChat with Alton Brown
Team Jamaica Karateka Alton Brown talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
41:48
May 9, 2020
CoronaChat with Laura Wilkinson
American Diver and Sydney 2000 Olympic Champion Laura Wilkinson talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
34:41
May 8, 2020
CoronaChat with Brittany Broben
Australian Diver and London 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Brittany Broben talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
53:13
May 7, 2020
CoronaChat with Ross Haslam
British Diver Ross Haslam talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
29:48
May 6, 2020
CoronaChat with Stuart Lancaster
Former England and Current Leinster Rugby Coach Stuart Lancaster talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
25:45
May 5, 2020
CoronaChat with Emily Boyd
Australian Platform Diver Emily Boyd talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
37:49
May 4, 2020
Mental Endurance | YonaKWeekly 047
Success is certainly attributed to levels of talent and physical ability, but what matters the most is the endurance of your mentality towards hard work and perseverance. This is especially important when all of our goals and objectives have been delayed for an unknown period of time.
12:55
May 3, 2020
CoronaChat with Joe Choong
Modern Pentathlete and Team GB Olympian Joe Choong talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
29:49
May 2, 2020
CoronaChat with Shanel Drewe
Racing Driver Shanel Drewe talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
31:48
May 1, 2020
CoronaChat with Harry and Charlie Tanfield
British Cyclists and Commonwealth Medalists Harry (road) and Charlie (track) Tanfield talk to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on their year and career.
46:47
April 30, 2020
CoronaChat with Elliott Browne
British Tumbler Elliott Brown talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
29:21
April 29, 2020
CoronaChat LIVE with Grace Reid
In front of a Live Audience of young aspiring divers on Zoom, British Olympic Diver Grace Reid talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
48:48
April 28, 2020
CoronaChat with Laura Hingston
Australian Platform Diver and Olympic Hopeful Laura Hingston talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
28:14
April 27, 2020
Four Years Better | YonaKWeekly 046
With the Diving World Cup not going ahead this week as it was supposed to, it got me reminiscing and reflecting on the qualifying day for Rio 2016! I've definitely improved since then, so I should definitely back myself more in the future...I can do it!
13:18
April 26, 2020
CoronaChat with Brinn Bevan
Team GB Olympic Gymnast Brinn Bevan talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
28:45
April 25, 2020
CoronaChat with Dom Bedggood
Australian Olympian and Commonwealth Champion Dom Bedggood talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
42:29
April 24, 2020
CoronaChat with Jack Bateson
Professional Boxer Jack Bateson talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had one his year and career!
26:47
April 22, 2020
CoronaChat with Noah Williams
Team GB Diver and Olympic Hopeful Noah Williams talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
29:48
April 21, 2020
Top Tips To Stay Sane | YonaKWeekly 045
I've realised that psychology is probably the field in which I have the most interest, so here are some psychological ways I'm helping myself during lockdown!
10:32
April 20, 2020
CoronaChat with Michael Gunning
Jamaican Swimmer and Olympic Hopeful Michael Gunning talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
21:32
April 19, 2020
CoronaChat with Becky Downie
British Olympic Gymnast Becky Downie talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
38:51
April 18, 2020
CoronaChat with Alistair Brownlee
Double Olympic Triathlon Champion Alistair Brownlee talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
21:25
April 17, 2020
CoronaChat with Jazz Carlin
Former Wales Swimmer and Team GB Double Olympic Silver Medalist Jazz Carlin talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
27:36
April 16, 2020
CoronaChat with Charlotte Drury
US Trampolinist Charlotte Drury talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
45:47
April 15, 2020
CoronaChat with Fred Sirieix
Maître d'hôtel, TV personality and very amateur boxer Fred Sirieix talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career.
27:31
April 14, 2020
2020 Nerves No More | YonaKWeekly 044
On December 30th 2019 I uploaded an episode called "2020 Nerves". Now my feelings about the rest of this couldn't be more different to how I imagined I'd be feeling at this particular moment in time!
14:52
April 13, 2020
CoronaChat with Danusia Francis
Jamaican Olympic Gymnast (to be) Danusia Francis talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
30:19
April 10, 2020
CoronaChat with Jamie Hegg
US Collegiate Javelin Thrower Jamie Hegg talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
28:22
April 9, 2020
CoronaChat with Ellie Downie
British Gymnast and World Bronze Medalist Ellie Downie talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career.
26:55
April 8, 2020
CoronaChat with Coach Augie Stevens
American Football Coach Augie Stevens talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his sport, his athletes and his year and career!
1:30:36
April 7, 2020
A Turning Point In My Life | YonaKWeekly 043
2 Years ago this week, the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games were in full swing and I was super excited for my chance to compete, but it really did not go as planned, and that was a catalyst for big changes in my life and diving career.
13:27
April 6, 2020
CoronaChat with Kassidy Cook
USA Olympic Diver Kassidy Cook talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
32:54
April 5, 2020
CoronaChat with Qais Ashfaq
British Boxer and WBA Continental Champion Qais Ashfaq talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
38:25
April 4, 2020
CoronaChat with Anita Alvarez
USA Artistic Swimming 2016 Olympian Anita Alvarez talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
42:13
April 3, 2020
CoronaChat with Liam Stone
Kiwi Commonwealth diver Liam Stone talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
38:56
April 2, 2020
CoronaChat with Ali Jawad
Team GB Paralympic Powerlifter and Rio 2016 Silver Medalist Ali Jawad talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
36:47
April 1, 2020
CoronaChat with Sam Dorman
This was more of a CoronaCatchup than a CoronaChat with my good friend and Olympic Silver Medalist Sam Dorman from the USA. But nevertheless we covered the necessary topics!
31:19
March 31, 2020
Reggae Reggae Fuelled Diving - Thanks Levi Roots | YonaKWeekly 042
Eight years ago yesterday, I met Levi Roots for the first time, and this is my incredible story of how he came to be my first and most substantial sponsor in 2012!
12:49
March 30, 2020
CoronaChat with Sarah Walker
Kiwi BMX Rider and London 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist Sarah Walker talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
48:05
March 29, 2020
CoronaChat with Aisha Praught-Leer
 Jamaican Olympian and Commonwealth Champion Aisha Praught-Leer talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
36:22
March 28, 2020
CoronaChat with Sam Pedlow
Canadian Beach Volleyball Player Sam Pedlow talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on his year and career!
39:24
March 27, 2020
CoronaChat with Liz Gleadle
Canadian Two-Time Olympic Javelin Thrower Liz Gleadle talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
28:59
March 26, 2020
CoronaChat with Monica Aksamit
USA Fencing 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist Monica Aksamit talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
21:20
March 25, 2020
CoronaChat with Lizzie Cui
New Zealand Olympic Diver and Tokyo 2020 Qualifier Lizzie Cui talks to me about the impact COVID-19 has had on her year and career!
25:16
March 24, 2020
COVID-19 - An Athlete's Perspective Pt.2 | YonaKWeekly 041
The Coronavirus situation has ESCALATED!
16:21
March 23, 2020
COVID-19 - An Athlete's Perspective | YonaKWeekly 040
Athlete's around the World are facing uncertain and unprecedented times with the cancellation of hundreds of sporting events due to the Coronavirus! What happens next? We have no idea...this is my perspective.
18:09
March 16, 2020
Yo soy aprendo español | YonaKWeekly 039
I'm learning Spanish! I had a fight with a weights bar and lost, but not too badly, and my cousin captained Derby County!! 
10:43
March 9, 2020
Drive To Survive | YonaKWeekly 038
Absolutely binge watched the new season of Drive To Survive on Netflix, got me all excited for the 2020 F1 Season starting soon in Melbourne...Team LH for World Title no.7! Similar, survival is the name of the game for me this week at training, it's gonna be tough.
11:36
March 2, 2020
The Worst(est) Moments with Jessica Parratto (S2 E14)
Team USA Diver and Rio 2016 Olympic Finalist Jess Parratto shares the highs and lows from her diving career so far!
50:22
February 27, 2020
Rostock GP | YonaKWeekly 037
I finally competed in Rostock after 8 years of trying to avoid it, but it wasn't as rough as I thought it'd be! However back-to-back competitions are a real challenge that I'm not very used to. Also had some awesome discussions with my friends out there!
12:22
February 24, 2020
The Worst(est) Moments with Oliver Dingley (S2 E13)
History-making Irish Diver and Rio 2016 Olympic Finalist Oliver Dingley shares the highs and lows from his diving career so far.
56:12
February 20, 2020
MEDAL In Madrid!!! | YonaKWeekly 036
I won my FIRST EVER Grand Prix Medal this weekend with a Silver in Madrid! Super excited!!!
13:28
February 17, 2020
First Wobble | YonaKWeekly 035
I think I had my first major mental wobble of the season last week 😬 also, I’ve been watching the Malcolm X documentary on Netflix... eye opening 👀
13:21
February 10, 2020
SuperBowls and Snakes & Ladders | YonaKWeekly 034
Last night I missed my first Super Bowl since 2012, but I've had a decent list of exciting games over the last 8 years. Hopefully one day I'll get to go see one live. Also we played a fun game in training which couldn't have gone worse for me!!!
12:10
February 3, 2020
Dear Kobe...RIP | YonaKWeekly 033
Some people you consider invincible...Kobe Bryant is one of those, but unfortunately even his time on this Earth has come to an end. Here's my tribute to Kobe in the form of a modified version of the poem he wrote named Dear Basketball. Before this sad news, we had an exciting week at nationals in Plymouth. If you like the poem please let me know!
13:15
January 27, 2020
The Commentators Podcast | Yona Did Nothing Wrong
The Commentators share their views on a video posted on social media with myself speaking to a group of high school girls. I was criticised on social media for speaking to the young ladies while wearing only Swim Trunks. The Commentators argued I did nothing wrong while assessing how well I dealt with the situation from a public relations standpoint.
28:03
January 25, 2020
The Worst(est) Moments with Julian Forte (S2 E12)
Jamaican Sprinter Julian Forte shares the highs and lows from his track career so far
39:59
January 23, 2020
Back A Yaad | YonaKWeekly 032
Whirlwind week!! To and from Jamaica in 4 days...here’s everything that happened!!
20:17
January 20, 2020
I'm Going To Jamaica!! | YonaKWeekly 031
It was looking very unlikely but I've been able to organise flights to and from Jamaica this week for the RJR Gleaner Sports Awards!! Missing 4 days of training just before nationals but it will be worth it to visit the island and see some of my Jamaican people!
12:17
January 13, 2020
A New Decade | YonaKWeekly 030
2020 is here! I hope everyone enjoyed their New Year celebrations, but now we're finally back to our normal routine, and it's time to GO! Lot's to be done this year and hopefully way more to come from this podcast.
12:25
January 6, 2020
2020 Nerves | YonaKWeekly 029
I've got to be honest, going into 2020 I am super confident in myself but I'm nervous about the year ahead! It's been a lovely period of time over Christmas with old friends, but now I'm ready to kick off what certainly will be a rollercoaster of a year!
12:10
December 30, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Jack Haslam (S2 E11)
Former British Diver Jack Haslam shares the highs and lows from his diving career!
37:57
December 26, 2019
MERRY CHRISTMAS | YonaKWeekly 028
I apologise about my voice in this one, I've been struck by illness! I had a massive week in Sheffield last week, a elbow incident during a game of matball and lastly, I hope you all have a very enjoyable Christmas! I'll see you on the other side.
08:49
December 23, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Ashley Facey (S2 E10)
Table Tennis Paralympian Ashley Facey shares the highs and lows from his table tennis career so far!
49:47
December 19, 2019
SPOTY Nightmare | YonaKWeekly 027
I was unfortunately reminded about my nightmarish experience at Sports Personality of the Year in 2014 in Glasgow whilst talking about this years ceremony! 
12:19
December 16, 2019
Scottish Nationals | YonaKWeekly 026
I got a GOLD medal this weekend at Scottish Nationals with a good score in the 3m final! Also, enjoy my new segment, Yona's Story Time!
11:54
December 9, 2019
Sportsman Of The Year | YonaKWeekly 025
I won an award this weekend and am nominated for another award in Jamaica! Competition season is just around the corner.
13:14
December 2, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Sanchez Payne (S2 E9)
Former Leeds United footballing starlet and current BBC Radio Leeds presenter Sanchez Payne shares the highs and lows from his football career and from his life outside of sport so far!
1:05:04
November 28, 2019
Stay Busy | YonaKWeekly 024
My Dad won an award for business! I unfortunately missed the ceremony after one of the longest and most challenging weeks of my life, but I just about made it through still standing, because I actually enjoyed everything I did!
14:50
November 25, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Maddy Jennings (S1 E8)
Scottish K1 Canoe Slalom Champion Maddy Jennings shares the highs and lows from her canoeing career so far!
35:54
November 21, 2019
Fester Skank | YonaKWeekly 023
Why is Fester Skank by Lethal Bizzle such a stand out song for me?! Also I had a nice catch up with my Jamaican Aquatics friend Michael Gunning and finally returned something of his.
12:03
November 18, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Gary Hunt (S1 E7)
 EIGHT-time Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series Champion Gary Hunt shares the highs and lows from his diving career so far!
33:21
November 14, 2019
Team BudgySmuggler | YonaKWeekly 022
Team Budgy Smuggler invaded the British Swimming Awards this weekend in Leicester!
10:16
November 11, 2019
Glasgow 2014 | My Journey
This is my story of my first Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (Edinburgh) 2014, including the first time I met the great man, Usain Bolt!
10:41
November 9, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Ashton Golding (S2 E6)
Huddersfield Giants and Team Jamaica Rugby League player Ashton Golding (formerly of Leeds Rhinos) shares the highs and lows from his rugby career so far!
28:38
November 7, 2019
Kevin Hart | YonaKWeekly 021
Kevin Hart is one of my most favourite people on the planet, but he had a scary accident earlier this year which he's recovering from. He posted a very poignant message about the reality check he's been given that really resonated with me, so I wanted to share it with you too.
13:21
November 4, 2019
My Story | SportSpiel Podcast
I went from host to guest when I told my story on the SportSpiel Podcast
1:00:51
October 31, 2019
1000 Followers? | YonaKWeekly 020
Perfect weekend watching a ridiculous amount of sport whilst trying to recover from a killer week! Let's get the instagram page to 1000 followers...GO!
11:48
October 28, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Esther Willis (S2 E5)
She isn't an actual athlete, but she completed a huge athletic feat, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! Esther shares the highs and lows from her climb in a story that every athlete can relate to in one way or another.
1:00:21
October 24, 2019
Legacy Awards | YonaKWeekly 019
I was nominated for both the International Impact and the Sport awards at the 2019 Legacy awards, which celebrates diversity and the unsung heroes of Leeds! Listen to find out if I won anything! Also, for those who are fans of The Chase, I got a message from the Dark Destroyer for my friend!
14:44
October 22, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Grace Reid (S2 E4)
Scottish Commonwealth Champion and British Olympic Diver Grace Reid shares the highs and lows from her diving career so far!
26:25
October 17, 2019
Carolina Panthers | YonaKWeekly 018
I finally saw the Carolina Panthers play live after following them since the 2013 season! Also met some inspiring para-athletes from Germany.
10:03
October 14, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Tom Daley (S2 E3)
Two-time World Champion, Two-time Olympic Bronze Medalist and British Diver Tom Daley shares the highs and lows from his diving career so far!
28:42
October 10, 2019
AVENGERS ASSEMBLE | YonaKWeekly 017
WE WENT VIRAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also training has been really hard!
12:13
October 7, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Matty Lee (S2 E2)
GB Diver and 2019 World Championship Bronze medalist shares the highs and lows from his diving career so far!
53:04
October 3, 2019
Jamaican's Inspired | YonaKWeekly 016
Mad productive trip to London for a Jamaican's Inspired UK event, plus loads of other meet ups. Also, athletics deserves more!!
13:50
September 30, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with John Collins & Karen Bennett (S2 E1)
GB Olympic Rowers John Collins and Karen Bennett share the highs and lows from their rowing careers so far!
54:39
September 26, 2019
Pre-Season Hatred | YonaKWeekly 015
I HATE PRESEASON FITNESS TRAINING!!!!!!! But half a chocolate cake helped
09:00
September 24, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Iain Innes (S1 E14)
British Youth Olympic Alpine Skier Iain Innes shares the highs and lows from his skiing career so far!
29:50
September 19, 2019
I'm Back | YonaKWeekly 014
I'm back after my summer break! Time to sow the seeds for the 2020 season!
11:44
September 17, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Jack Laugher (S1 E13)
Team GB Diver and Rio 2016 Olympic Champion and Silver Medalist Jack Laugher shares the highs and lows from his diving career so far!
37:49
September 11, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Andre Wisdom (S1 E12)
Current Derby County and former Liverpool footballer (and my cousin) Andre Wisdom shares the highs and lows from his football career so far!
52:36
September 5, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Mason Caton-Brown (S1 E11)
Jamaican Rugby Sevens and Super League player Mason Caton-Brown shares the highs and lows from his rugby career so far!
29:22
August 29, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Phil Gagne (S1 E10)
Canadian diver and Rio 2016 Olympian Philippe Gagne shares the highs and lows of his diving career so far!
34:09
August 22, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Michael Gunning (S1 E9)
Jamaican Swimmer Michael Gunning shares the highs and lows of his swimming career so far!
25:57
August 15, 2019
Family Reunion | YonaKWeekly 013
How do you catch up with family you haven't seen in 10 YEARS?! Where do you event start? I had no idea what to do. Also potential diving development in Jamaica 😁
11:25
August 12, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Toni-Ann Williams (S1 E8)
UCal and Jamaican Gymnast, and Rio 2016 Olympian Toni-Ann Williams shares the highs and the lows from her gymnastics career so far!
22:59
August 8, 2019
Season Review | YonaKWeekly 012
I'm officially DONE for the season!!!! Here's my in depth review of the my 2018/19 diving season! Peace be the journey 🙏🏾
18:07
August 7, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Liam Stone (S1 E7)
New Zealand diver Liam Stone shares the highs and lows from his diving career so far!
28:23
August 2, 2019
Lewis Hamilton | YonaKWeekly 011
LEWIS HAMILTON KNOWS WHO I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also I'm in Lima now
12:16
July 30, 2019
Shanghai 2014 | My Journey
This is my story of my first Diving World Cup in Shanghai 2014
05:40
July 27, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Steele Johnson (S1 E6)
USA Olympic Silver Medalist diver Steele Johnson shares the highs and lows from his diving career so far!
28:48
July 25, 2019
World Champs | YonaKWeekly 010
I just competed at the FINA World Championships!! Find out how I got on and my thoughts about the experience!
14:21
July 23, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Anabelle Smith and Georgia Sheehan (S1 E5)
Australian divers Anabelle Smith and Georgia Sheehan share the highs and the lows from their diving careers so far.
30:18
July 17, 2019
Hello Gwangju | YonaKWeekly 009
Hello from the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea!
10:27
July 15, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Declan Stacey (S1 E4)
Australian diver and former gymnast Declan Stacey shares the highs and lows of his sporting career so far!
28:04
July 9, 2019
Japan Pre-Camp | YonaKWeekly 008
Hello from Japan!
10:30
July 7, 2019
Barcelona 2013 | My Journey
This is my story of my first World Championships in Barcelona 2013!
06:02
July 6, 2019
Conversation with my Mama - Grace Knight
My mum tells her story of how she came from Barbados to Leeds and giving me life.
31:25
July 3, 2019
The Climb | YonaKWeekly 007
The climb to the top is more exciting than the winning!
10:28
June 30, 2019
Rio 2016 | YonaKWeekly 006
My standout story from the Rio 2016 Olympics!
13:28
June 25, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with James Heatly (S1 E3)
GB and Scotland diver James Heatly shares the highs and lows of his diving career so far!
26:09
June 20, 2019
4th Worlds | YonaKWeekly 005
I'm going to my FOURTH World Championships!
10:13
June 18, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Gemma McArthur (S1 E2)
GB and Scotland Diver Gemma McArthur shares the highs and lows from her diving career so far, including some pretty EPIC wipeout stories!
23:05
June 13, 2019
Sport Sunday | YonaKWeekly 004
Sport Sunday went OFF yesterday!!! So many great results and events!
09:52
June 10, 2019
The Worst(est) Moments with Lucas Thomson (S1 E1)
Great Britain and Scotland Diver Lucas Thomson shares the highs and lows of his diving career so far.
29:03
June 7, 2019
British Champs | YonaKWeekly 003
What an exciting British Diving Championships we've just had over the weekend!
11:27
June 3, 2019
World Cup | YonaKWeekly 002
Women's football is on the rise 📈 I'm looking forward to watching this summer's World Cup!
10:40
May 27, 2019
Fresh Start | YonaKWeekly 001
A fresh start
09:19
May 21, 2019
Becoming Yona KW The Jamaican Diver | The OJ Ep5
The odds of just becoming a human are thought to be 400 trillion to 1. My odds must have been even higher than that considering the journey's my parents went on before they met and then welcomed me into the world. This is just an insight.
13:23
December 12, 2018
Double Gold! | The OJ Ep4
Honestly couldn't have predicted the outcome of this competition weekend, with the way I was feeling going into it! This is just the beginning of the journey!
14:41
December 4, 2018
Competition Ready? | The OJ Ep3
First competition of the season begins this weekend. I talk about my readiness for this event, and also how music helps me through.
14:43
November 29, 2018
Back To School | The OJ Ep2
Took a trip down memory lane, going back to school for an evening. I also accidentally gatecrashed the Talent Games with Jack Laugher whilst I was back down in Leeds.
12:34
November 25, 2018
Let's Try This Again | The OJ Ep1
I'm starting a weekly (hopefully) podcast! This is the first, and I will do my best to stay consistent! Hit me on social media with any questions!
12:02
November 17, 2018
Injury and Mentality | ft. Nile Wilson
Injuries are unfortunately a big part of sport, but with a positive mindset, patience and discipline, injuries can be overcome. Nile and I have both been through some difficult times, but we have come out on the other side as better athletes. Hear what we've been through and how we managed it right here on The Athlete's Voice!
29:53
August 30, 2018
Path To The Olympics | ft. Nile Wilson
Out of the hundreds of thousands of kids who do gymnastics/diving, how were we so “lucky” to have had the opportunity to perform of the biggest sporting stage there is? It’s all about the love and enjoyment of the process.
19:52
August 20, 2018
The Value Of Education | ft. Nile Wilson
Our journey's through education could not be more opposite, however Nile and I hold a similar opinion on the value of education and how we feel about the pathway that society wants to take. We also discuss how we were able to balance our studies alongside our intense training schedules.
17:58
August 12, 2018
What is it like to be Olympic Champion? | ft. Chris Mears
Only a minute proportion of the global population have the honour of calling themselves an Olympic Champion. From the spectators point of view, it is a glorious and life changing moment. But how does it actually feel to reach the pinnacle of sporting dreams? Chris told me his story post Rio 2016
32:23
July 28, 2018
What it takes to become Olympic Champion | ft. Chris Mears
Chris tells me his story from the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the journey he went on to becoming Rio 2016 Olympic Champion.
26:28
July 24, 2018