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Let’s Talk about Elite Sports & COVID-19

In the current academic year, TU Delft has 80 students with elite athlete status. In addition to up-and-coming talents, they include Dutch, European and world champions and Olympic athletes. Two of these top athletes are motocross driver Stephanie Stoutjesdijk and rower Ralf Rienks. For the platform Let’s Talk about X from X TU Delft, they gave an insight into life as a student and top athlete in times of this pandemic in a special podcast.

Stephanie is a motocross driver and combines racing at World Championships with a master studies in Clinical Technology. Ralf Rienks is a rower for the Dutch Rowing Team and does his master in Biomechanical Technology. How do they combine study with sports? What are their goals? And how do they experience this challenging period and its struggles?

In this podcast Stephanie and Ralf tell you all about combining study, sports and the corona pandemic. How do they deal with all the uncertainties it brings and how do they keep disciplined in study and sport? The magic word: routine! Sport provides Stephanie and Ralf with a daily, weekly and monthly structure. By having a goal in mind and not throwing in the towel when it gets a bit hard, they keep their heads clear and bodies strong. This and many other tips about nutrition and lifestyle are being discussed in this podcast. Useful insights that can also be used in your day-to-day life!

Let’s Talk About ‘X’ – podcast
Let’s talk about ‘X’ is a platform that provides an (online) “meeting space” twice a month. Each edition focuses on a different theme, such as art, culture, technology, politics, society, music, science, and psychology. Often, a guest speaker will join the conversation. Now that it is not possible to meet each other live, we have moved Let’s Talk About ‘X’ to Spotify. Don’t forget to follow our What’s Your X? podcast so you won’t miss an episode!

Do you want to keep up with all the ins and outs of Let’s talk about ‘X’? Join the Facebook-community or follow X on Instagram. If there is something you would like to discuss during one of the next editions, or if you have a question about Let’s talk about ‘X’, get in touch via

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