Above: Trinidadian Olympic shot putter Cleopatra Borel
Four-time Olympian Cleopatra Borel is the star on this edition of Talk ‘Bout Us. She joins Franka to speak about women in sport – the athletes and the journalists.
“Cleo” speaks frankly about her challenges as she attempts to compete in her fifth Olympic Games in Japan in 2020, the shortcomings of athletics in Trinidad & Tobago and what she envisions as her future after she retires from competition.
Also featuring in this podcast are Naasira Mohammed, the first woman to be appointed media and communications manager for the West Indies men and women’s cricket teams; Rachael Thompson-King, senior sports journalist at the T&T Guardian Newspaper and Barbadian journalist Alex Jordan, formerly of Caribbean sport cable channel Sportsmax.
We recorded this podcast toward the end of 2018 and felt it would be ideal to release now, after the hectic T&T Carnival season and in the month in which the world commemorated International Women’s Day.
You can follow Cleopatra’s journey to the 2020 Olympics on Instagram @cleopatraborel.
Produced by Franka Philip and Ardene Sirjoo for Trini Good Media.
Theme music and technical assistance by Lyndon Livingstone – Razorshop Productions.
Additional technical input from Nigel Brizan and Music For Life studios.