Unsinkable: A Memoir

by Silken Laumann

HarperCollins Canada | January 21, 2014 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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In May 1992, just ten weeks before the Olympic Games, Silken Laumann was injured in a brutal rowing accident that left her right leg shattered and useless. The reigning world champion in single sculls rowing, Silken was told by doctors she might never row again. Twenty-seven days, five operations and countless hours of gruelling rehabilitation later, Silken was back in her shell, ready to pursue her Olympic dream. When the starter's pistol rang out on August 2, 1992, Silken made the greatest comeback in Canadian sports history, winning the bronze medal for Canada and capturing the hearts of a nation. Silken retired from rowing in 1999 with three Olympic medals and since then has continued to inspire, encouraging people to dream, live in the moment and embrace failure as a stepping stone to success.

But there was a massive obstacle in her path that she's never really spoken about. Unsinkable will be her no-holds-barred memoir, revealing not only new insights into her Olympic success and extraordinary triumph over physical adversity, but also a much darker hidden story about the intense personal challenges of her past.

Praise for Unsinkable

"Silken's story no longer remains untold. Her quest for authenticity is at times brutal, shocking and certainly compelling. Her ultimately triumphant journey took me to places I didn't see coming." -Mark Tewksbury, Olympic and Humanitarian Champion

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Published: January 21, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443419095

ISBN - 13: 9781443419093

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Unsinkable: A Memoir

by Silken Laumann

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: January 21, 2014

Publisher: HarperCollins Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1443419095

ISBN - 13: 9781443419093

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In May 1992, just ten weeks before the Olympic Games, Silken Laumann was injured in a brutal rowing accident that left her right leg shattered and useless. The reigning world champion in single sculls rowing, Silken was told by doctors she might never row again. Twenty-seven days, five operations and countless hours of gruelling rehabilitation later, Silken was back in her shell, ready to pursue her Olympic dream. When the starter's pistol rang out on August 2, 1992, Silken made the greatest comeback in Canadian sports history, winning the bronze medal for Canada and capturing the hearts of a nation. Silken retired from rowing in 1999 with three Olympic medals and since then has continued to inspire, encouraging people to dream, live in the moment and embrace failure as a stepping stone to success.

But there was a massive obstacle in her path that she's never really spoken about. Unsinkable will be her no-holds-barred memoir, revealing not only new insights into her Olympic success and extraordinary triumph over physical adversity, but also a much darker hidden story about the intense personal challenges of her past.

Praise for Unsinkable

"Silken's story no longer remains untold. Her quest for authenticity is at times brutal, shocking and certainly compelling. Her ultimately triumphant journey took me to places I didn't see coming." -Mark Tewksbury, Olympic and Humanitarian Champion

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