#FIBAWWC Kia Nurse | Turning Adversity into Opportunity

This month, we’re celebrating the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2022 coming to Sydney by highlighting a different player each week in September.

At the age of 16, Canadian Kia Nurse was already playing basketball for the national team. By 20, she made her Olympic debut at Rio and became a global role model for women in the sport. But while her long-standing career has been one of accolades and triumph, it's also seen Kia navigate a number of setbacks, including an ACL tear that saw her side-lined for much of 2021's season. Never one to give up, though, Kia turned adversity into an opportunity for growth.


In this episode, the basketball star chats with our digital writer Jess Campbell on how her mental resolve helped her overcome injury, navigating the mental challenges of elite sport, and why she always makes time for family.


This podcast was hosted by WH digital writer Jess Campbell and produced by WH editor-in-chief Lizza Gebilagin with additional sound editing by Abby Williams.

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