Electric Ireland, proud sponsor of Team Ireland for the Rio Olympics has teamed up with our Olympians from a variety of sports to share their ultimate Spotify playlists to get you motivated at the gym or on a run! Music has been shown to be a great training aid; to help you relax post work-out, focus in training or get in the zone pre-competition.
The Olympians’ playlists have thrown up some interesting choices, from boxers favouring pop anthems to rowers chilling to indie favourites, to gymnasts getting in the zone with Bieber fever. There is plenty of variety to get you pumped – whatever the tempo of your workout!
Medal hopeful Paddy Barnes has a soft spot for Kylie Minogue while swimmer, Fiona Doyle, is a huge fan of Eminem and Kygo. Gymnastics sensation Kieran Behan has an interesting mix of music from Dr. Dre to Michael Jackson followed by some Otis Redding to help him relax after training. Rower, Sinead Lynch (nee Jennings), rocks out to The Killers, Mr.Brightside and Coldplay’s timeless classic – Clocks.
Electric Ireland wants to share the music that gives Team Ireland The Power Within so that we can all be inspired. These playlists give a unique insight into what keeps them motivated and driven to become part of the 0.0001% of the world’s population that can proudly call themselves an Olympian.
The Power Within is about giving Team Ireland athletes a platform to tell their own stories of how they have overcome disappointment and use their self-belief to realise their dreams of becoming an Olympian. Our ambition is that these stories will inspire the Irish nation to look within themselves to find their own Power Within whether it’s the strength to plough through the final kilometre of a 10km run or find the courage to go for that job promotion.
Follow the stories at #ThePowerWithin.