6th August, 2008
“You only get one or two chances to compete at an Olympics. And if I don’t make the most of it this time I realise there may not be another opportunity.”
Indeed, Meadows thought she had missed the boat fours year ago. Having competed at the 2003 World Championships, she was confident of being selected for the 4x400m relay squad in Athens 12-months later.
Instead, she suffered a niggling injury that regular physiotherapy couldn’t cure.
But shortly after visiting top physio Rob Harris the problem was diagnosed.
“Eight weeks of training was wasted and, had I gone to see Rob in the first place, I may have been able to compete in Athens,” she said.
“After just 90 minutes Rob sorted me out. Now I go to see him only when I’ve got a problem that no-one else can deal with.”