In 2012, key British Olympians and Paralympians such as Sir Chris Hoy and Richard Whitehead wore our headphones both in training and preparation before their main events. Ahead of Rio 2016, a new generation of athletes share with us the music that helps them get into the zone.
Olivia Carnegie-Brown raced in the British women’s eight throughout 2015 and helped qualify the boat for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a fourth-placed finish at the World Championships in Aiguebelette. She went on to help secure the European Championship Gold this year and is no doubt eyeing up another gold at Rio 2016.
Olivia has been using her P5 Wireless headphones for travelling as well as pre-race preparations. She told us:
“These songs all have a meaning or a memory for me. Some of the songs I will listen to in training and I use the energy from the song and the memory of where I have come from to get me through the long hard sessions. Others are relaxing and I will listen to them in my down time and to keep me calm before big races.”
Waves- Mr Probz
Heads will roll- Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Alive- Chase & Status
Prayer in C- Robin Schluz Remix
One Day- Bakermat
Time- Chase & Status
Make me feel better- Alex Adir
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