56 Rebecca Soni – Swimming Olympic Champion

Rebecca Soni won six Olympic swimming medals, three of them Gold. She won four World Championship golds. The American also broke World records in the 100 metres breaststroke, 200 metres and 4x100 metres relay.

Rebecca has been retired since 2012 and joined Richard on this week’s Best in the World podcast.

She talks about her new project RISE Elite, a mentorship programme for young athletes. This involves discussing yoga, mindfulness and psychology.

Richard and Rebecca talk about goal-setting and coping with nerves and pressure.

Rebecca’s diet is also brought up. The New Jersey native is now vegan and believes she could have had a similar diet when she was competing.

You can follow Rebecca on social media @rebsoni and learn more about RISE Elite at http://riseeliteathletes.com.