Written by Bradley Stubbs. Media by Matthew Stoddard.
In episode 2 of Athlete vs. World, the hosts talk about how society views beauty over athleticism. This is especially true in women’s sports and in particular figure skating, where athletes are judged on appearance. Bradley Stubbs shares the story of a Russian National Team figure skater, Yulia Lipnitskaya, who just retired due in part to battles with anorexia. Marideth Tate shares personal struggles from her own sport of track and field in the events of throwing for women. Thank you for joining us and we look forward to seeing you soon!