Retired elite athlete opens up about post competitive depression

In light of former rugby player Dan Vickerman's suicide, former Olympic rower Lee-Ann Persse talks about life after competition.

Lee-Ann competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics in Rio.

She talks to John Maytham about the depression she suffered after retiring, something a lot more common among high performance athletes than is realised.

Take a listen to her story:

Listen to the full conversation below:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Retired elite athlete opens up about post competitive depression


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