Interviewing Dr Homayun Gharavi – Part 2


So, after a quick change of camera (and Home-made solution to secure the additional camera to the incompatible tripod by using packaging from the recently bought batteries), we go on about Home’s visit to the Faroe Islands, digging deeper into the project of Pál Joensen and Jón Bjarnason in Suðuroy. I ask what Dr. Gharavi thinks of Pál still training in his 25-meter home pool in Vágur, and what he thinks about the plan to build a 50-meter pool on this remote island, rather than on the (relatively) more densely populated North mainland. See also Part 1.

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  2. Dr Gharavi’s coaching in Suðuroy was aired in Danish television. Deep link
    can be found here.
    The clip is from a 25 minute long documentary of Pál Joensen’s preparation for London 2012 (in Danish language).

    Show synopsis:
    “The swimmer Pál Joensen is from the Faroe Islands and is one of
    the medal candidates, when the Danish swimmers next summer jump in the
    Olympic pool in London. We have followed the strong swimmer among the
    world’s best World Cup meet in Stockholm. And we take him home to
    the Faroe Islands, where he explains why he prefers to live and train
    at home, despite the fact that the Faroe Islands do not have an
    Olympic size pool.”

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