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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Olympic Champion's Sailing Journey

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.Dorset, United KingdomPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Lijia

60 mins
Up to 10 people
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

Join me to celebrate the Olympic spirit in this online experience. I'll share with you the highs and lows of my sporting career, from overcoming the cancer that prevented me from competing in the 2004 Summer Games to winning the gold medal in 2012. Then I'll open things up for a Q&A.

Next, I'll virtually take you to the medal race in the 2012 London Olympics. I'll share what it's like to compete in such a high pressure race, how I prepared for that moment and my thoughts on my competitors.

I'm happy to answer any questions during our online session. The topics can range from fitness training, healthy diets, mental toughness, self-discipline, and goal setting to motivating young people, sailing tips, culture differences and more.

I can't wait to meet you and share my Olympic journey.
Join me to celebrate the Olympic spirit in this online experience. I'll share with you the highs and lows of my sporting career, from overcoming the cancer that prevented me from competing in the 2004 Summer Games to winning the gold medal in 2012. Then I'll open things up for a Q&A.

Next, I'll virtually take you to the medal race in the 2012 London Olympics. I'll share what it's like to compete in such a high pressure race, how I pre…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Want to join with just your family and friends? Lijia will host a private group for up to 30 guests starting at $529.

What to bring

  • Your questions and curiosity
From $45
/person
No dates available
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Lijia

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 12 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am an Olympic sailing champion from China, and now I live in the UK most of the time. I competed in the last three Olympics, winning gold at the London 2012 Games in womens single handed dinghy Laser Radial Class and bronze in the same event at the 2008 games.

I’ve overcome lots of physical challenges in my road to the Olympics. I was born nearly deaf in one ear and nearly blind in one eye. I battled cancer, which kept me from competing in the 2004 Summer Games. But I’ve also experienced amazing highs in my nearly 20-year sporting career. I’d love to share all of these with you in my online experience.

You can follow me on Instagram, Facebook & Youtube: xulijia11
Twitter: xulijia
Spotify, Apple & Google Podcast: Lijia Xu

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I am an Olympic sailing champion from China, and now I live in the UK most of the time. I competed in the last three Olympics, winning gold at the London 2012 Games in womens single handed dinghy Laser Radial Class and bronze in the same event at the 2008 games.

I’ve overcome lots of physical challenges in my road to the Olympics. I was born nearly deaf in one ear and nearly blind in one eye. I battled cancer, which kept me from competing in the 2004 Summer Games. But I’ve also exper…
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Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Kai
May 2020
It is a great honor to meet with lijia today. It is once-a-lifetime experience for me. She shared her olympic experience and introduced the gaming rules of laser sailing and shared her positive attitude during her careers. It is a must-to-have online experience.
It is a great honor to meet with lijia today. It is once-a-lifetime experience for me. She shared her olympic experience and introduced the gaming rules of laser sailing and shared…
James
May 2020
Lily is a truly incredible person and to share this time with her was an unforgettable privilege. It was really moving hearing her story and she is beyond humble considering her momentous achievements. If you're in need of some inspiration, you couldn't do better than this experience.
Lily is a truly incredible person and to share this time with her was an unforgettable privilege. It was really moving hearing her story and she is beyond humble considering her mo…
Elizabeth
April 2020
Lily is outstanding. Her story is so inspiring, especially for young female athletes pursing their dreams. Learning about all that it takes to win a gold metal right from a gold medalist herself is so special and unique. You will walk away from this experience with a no-excuses attitude and a feeling of inspiration. Thanks so much, Lily!
Lily is outstanding. Her story is so inspiring, especially for young female athletes pursing their dreams. Learning about all that it takes to win a gold metal right from a gold me…
Jozef
April 2020
Me and my girlfriend can highly recommend the experience. You not only meet the Olympian but also hear such an inspirational story. Thank you Lijia !!
Dylan
April 2020
This was an awesome experience! I learned a lot about the dedication it takes to become an Olympian, as well as expanded my knowledge of sailing. It was also great to connect with Lijia and the other guests, who all turned out to be sailors as well.
This was an awesome experience! I learned a lot about the dedication it takes to become an Olympian, as well as expanded my knowledge of sailing. It was also great to connect with…
Clifton
April 2020
This was the first session by Lily and my young daughter enjoyed it very much as a budding sailor. Time flew by. My daughter learnt a lot from Lily's experiences in being an Olympic gold medalist, in being passionate about sailing, staying positive, and to always keep learning. It was inspirational and we highly recommend it whether you are into sailing or not, as I knew nothing about it prior to the session
This was the first session by Lily and my young daughter enjoyed it very much as a budding sailor. Time flew by. My daughter learnt a lot from Lily's experiences in being an Olympi…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.