What you'll do
Join me to celebrate the Olympic spirit in this online experience. I'll share with you the highs and lows of my sporting career, from overcoming the cancer that prevented me from competing in the 2004 Summer Games to winning the gold medal in 2012. Then I'll open things up for a Q&A. Next, I'll virtually take you to the medal race in the 2012 London Olympics. I'll share what it's like to compete in such a high pressure race, how I prepared for that moment and my thoughts on my competitors. I'm happy to answer any questions during our online session. The topics can range from fitness training, healthy diets, mental toughness, self-discipline, and goal setting to motivating young people, sailing tips, culture differences and more. I can't wait to meet you and share my Olympic journey.
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I am an Olympic sailing champion from China, and now I live in the UK most of the time. I competed in the last three Olympics, winning gold at the London 2012 Games in womens single handed dinghy Laser Radial Class and bronze in the same event at the 2008 games. I’ve overcome lots of physical challenges in my road to the Olympics. I was born nearly deaf in one ear and nearly blind in one eye. I battled cancer, which kept me from competing in the 2004 Summer Games. But I’ve also experienced amazing highs in my nearly 20-year sporting career. I’d love to share all of these with you in my online experience. You can follow me on Instagram, Facebook & Youtube: xulijia11 Twitter: xulijia Spotify, Apple & Google Podcast: Lijia Xu （Photo Copyright： Getty Images）
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Your questions and curiosity
How to participate
Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"I'm joining you from my lounge/study in England, and you'll join me from your couch! We'll meet virtually via Zoom."
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Lijia will host a private group for up to 30 guests starting at $386.
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Olympic Champion's Sailing Journey