Making The Time Right With Cassie Hawrysh

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In today’s episode, Niraj welcomes Canada’s skeleton athlete - Cassie Hawrysh. Cassie has had a very colorful and unique route to finding skeleton. She grew up competing in volleyball, then transitioned to heptathlon and then to discovering, almost by chance, skeleton. Cassie and Niraj talk about her meteoric rise in the sport, winning medals in the first 2-3 years at the World Cups and also what constitutes an ideal skeleton racer. They also dwell on what it means to be named as an alternate for the Olympics and how do so many athletes navigate that phase of their career.

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