Jan. 24, 2023

Natasha Hastings, Olympic Gold Medalist | POF185

Natasha Hastings, Olympic Gold Medalist | POF185

Only the top 1% or less of athletes are good enough to achieve the heights that allow them to participate in professional sports. One such highly decorated athlete is my guest, Natasha Hastings who has an Olympic gold medal, and many championships wins to her name but she’s not here to talk about the elite 1%, she wants to talk to the 99% who don’t reach the highest height.

Natasha is transitioning from elite athletics to psychology and wants to help fill the gap between mental health and the pressure put on athletes. She also has a message for parents that when it comes to encouraging your kids to play sports, and if they have serious talent, we can’t want it more than they do because it will lead to your child resenting you and leaving the sport.

She encourages parents to listen to their kids and honour who they are, and not live vicariously through them. It’s not easy but we need to keep our hopes and dreams for our kids in check, and make sure they want the same thing!

About Natasha Hastings

Following a successful prep career, Natasha attended the University of South Carolina, where she majored in Exercise Science. As a scholar athlete at USC, Natasha won both the 400 meters Indoor and Outdoor NCAA Championships her junior year, setting collegiate records in the process. Natasha finished her junior year undefeated in her competitions. After turning pro in 2007, Natasha made her first USA Olympic Track and Field team in 2008, as a member of the Gold medal winning 4x400 meters relay team. Additionally, Natasha has made every USA World Championship team since becoming a professional sprinter. While Natasha accomplishes a lot on the track, she knows that rest is just as important as exertion. After she jokingly described the ladies of her collegiate track team as the “Gamecock Divas”, in honor of the University of South Carolina’s mascot, Natasha became known as the 400M Diva. For a further look into her personality and professional life, Natasha Hastings vlogs on her YouTube channel. Ultimately, as Natasha nears retirement, there is no doubt that she will continue to strive for excellence on and off the track as she is currently pursuing a graduate degree in clinical psychology to close the gaps between mental health and the pressure put on athletes.

Social Media:

Website: https://www.natashahastings.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/natasha-hastings-a6943042/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/natashamoniquehastings

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natashahastings/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/natashahastings

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUnr7MStPskyxIrCeqV7-4g/www.natashahastings.com

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