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Win Well Podcast: Maddison Keeney and Domonic Bedggood

Diver Maddison Keeney is feeling on top of her game as she prepares to represent Australia at her second Olympics in Paris.

Just days after being named in the Paris Team, Keeney sat down with fellow Olympian and teammate Domonic Bedggood to record an episode of the AIS Win Well Podcast, with the pair talking about how happy they are to have qualified for the Paris Games after debuting in Rio in 2016.

Bedggood said: I'm sure a lot of athletes will agree on this, the trials to actually make the Olympic Games are a lot more stressful than the Olympic Games themselves.”

“That’s what I tell everyone, that getting to the Olympics is the hardest part of the Olympics,” Keeney said.

“It's a bit thrilling as well, knowing that so much is on the line. It really is kind of do or die because the people that unfortunately don't make it, it could be the end of the season, it might be the end of their career,” she added.

“So, I went into it kind of wanting to take on the challenge of using it as experience to perform at the Olympics, because I think having this as a bigger mountain than the Olympics, it's really a good opportunity to perform.”

Paris 2024 Australian Diving Team

Bedggood will partner Cassiel Rousseau in the 10m synchro in Paris, while Keeney will compete in two events –the 3m individual, which she finished second in at the Diving World Cup earlier this year, as well as the 3m synchro with Anabelle Smith, the event the pair claimed bronze together in at Rio.

Hosted by two-time Olympian Melissa Breen, the AIS Win Well Podcast is produced by the AIS, one of the 51 organisations who has made the Win Well Pledge through Australia’s High Performance 2032+ Sport Strategy.

AIS Win Well Podcast Maddison Keeney and Domonic Bedggood