An interview with Olympic diver, Tonia Couch, reveals how learning mandarin has enabled her to learn from and progress with her Chinese coach, Li Peng. Tonia takes us around her flat to see her medals for diving She tells us about her visit to and successes at the Bejing Olympics, 2008. She stresses the importance of language as a means of making new friends in sport.

This clip is from:
Speaking Sport
First broadcast:
5 June 2012

Pupils could create signs in Mandarin, to display in the PE department, showing basic counting and also short social dialogues between sports personalities who are Chinese and British.