Unsinkable

Unsinkable

My Untold Story

Book - 2014
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"Just ten weeks before the 1992 Olympic Games, Silken Laumann, the reigning world champion in single sculls rowing, suffered a brutal accident that left her right leg shattered and useless. Doctors doubted that she would ever row competitively again. But twenty-seven days, five operations and countless hours of grueling rehabilitation later, Silken was back in her racing shell, ready to pursue her dream. When the starter's pistol rang out on August 2, she made the greatest comeback in Canadian sports history, rowing to a bronze-medal finish while the world watched, captivated by her remarkable story. Silken became one of Canada's most beloved Olympians and has continued to inspire, encouraging people to dream, live in the moment and embrace life's unexpected, difficult, and amazing journey. But there was a massive barrier in her path that she has never before spoken about, a hidden story much darker than the tale of her accident. Now, Silken bravely shines a spotlight on all the obstacles she has encountered -- and overcome -- in Unsinkable, a memoir that reveals not only new insights into her athletic success and triumph over physical adversity, but also the intense personal challenges of her past and the fierce determination she applies to living a bold, loving and successful life today"--P. [2] of cover.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : HarperCollins Canada, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781443419079
Branch Call Number: 797.123092 LAU NVD
Characteristics: 292 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Fraser, Sylvia

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runfastread Mar 19, 2014

You want inspiration t o get yourself up and off the couch as a Canadian, read this book. Silken Laumann has been through a lot more than most of us can even imagine, but she never quit. A story of courage, perseverence and the will to push yourself beyond pain.

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