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Australian Story: The Making of Mini (ABC TV Monday 19 February 2024)

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In the opening episode of the new season of Australian Story, viewers are treated to an intimate and revealing profile of Katrina Gorry, a talented midfielder for the Matildas. Titled “The Making of Mini,” this brand new episode explores Gorry’s journey to becoming a household name in women’s football.

Despite her diminutive stature, Gorry’s skills on the field have always set her apart from other players. From a young age, she excelled in the sport and steadily climbed through the ranks of women’s football. In 2012, she made her debut for the national team and just two years later was honored as both Asian Football and Australian Football’s Woman Player of the Year.

However, as is often the case with elite athletes, Gorry found herself grappling with the pressures that come with international sporting life. She struggled with an eating disorder that left her physically exhausted and emotionally detached from the game she once loved.

Seeking support and guidance, Gorry turned to a team psychologist who helped her navigate these challenges. However, it was another life-changing decision that truly transformed her perspective. While living in Norway, Gorry chose to undergo IVF without disclosing this deeply personal choice to family or teammates for fear of being dissuaded.

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The birth of her daughter Harper in 2021 marked a turning point for Gorry. It reignited her passion for football and instilled in her a newfound appreciation for her body. Within a year, she found love with Clara Markstedt—a fellow teammate from Sweden—and they are now engaged. The couple eagerly awaits Clara giving birth to Harper’s sibling in June.

As Gorry gears up alongside her Matildas teammates for their Olympic campaign in Paris, she finds herself at the peak of her game both mentally and physically.

“The Making of Mini” showcases not only Katrina Gorry but also features interviews with important figures such as partner Clara Markstedt, mother Linda, sister Amanda, coach Mel Andreatta, and fellow Matilda Charli Grant. Their contributions provide a deeper understanding of Gorry’s journey and highlight the support system that has played an instrumental role in her success.

Don’t miss this all new episode of Australian Story on Monday 19 February 2024 at 8:00pm, on ABC TV.

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Jackson Anderson, your go-to Australian TV Correspondent, reporting on all things Aussie TV and Streaming. With a deep passion for extreme sports, especially snowboarding, I blend my love for adrenaline with my storytelling skills. Join me as I dive into the world of Australian entertainment and bring you all the latest news.

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