Running on Ice: The Overcoming Faith of Vonetta Flowers

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New Hope Publishers, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 216 pages
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On February 18, 2002, Vonetta Flowers made Olympic history, becoming the first African-American to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics. Her fellow Olympians chose her to carry the U.S.A. flag in the closing ceremonies.

But this historic feat took the faith of a conqueror. though trained as a track and field athlete since the age of 9, Vonetta did not make the cut for the summer olympic track team. Her coach and husband, Johnny, later saw an ad for bobsled competitors and convinced Vonetta to go for this previously unconsidered sport. She made it. Her lifetime of track training placed her in the anchor position on the 2-woman bobsled team, and the rest is literally history. Vonettas story is one of intense faith in God, whom she freely credits for her victories.

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Wordie without much subsance. Sorry.

User Review  - Paula Dalke - Christianbook.com

To much non subject reading. Did not enjoy it. Wrote like a textbook and not a testimony. I would have liked to share this story, which I think is a good story with some younger friends, but I won't ... Read full review

truely interesting read

User Review  - D Smith - Christianbook.com

Amazing look inside the world of Olympic hopefuls. Vonetta has shared her personal story in a beautiful and inspiring way. Thanks for her honesty and Christian story. Read full review

Contents

Foreword by Jackie JoynerKersee
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Chapter Two Bobsled 101
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Chapter Four Jumping Deeper into Womens Bobsled
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About the author (2005)

Vonetta Flowers has inspired millions through her Olympic story and has received numerous national and international awards, such as the Wilma Rudolph Athlete of the Year, NBC's 2002 Olympic Spirit Award, the Dodge National Athletic Olympian Award, the Victor Award, and the Women's Sports Foundation African Americans, "Ebony Magazine's 57 Most Intriguing Blacks, and "People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. Flowers's story has been featured in every major news and sports magazine, including "Time, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, People, US News and World Report, and "Ebony. Since the 2002 Olympics, Flowers and her husband, Johnny, are now the parents of twin boys, Jorden and Jaden. Flowers is back in training for the 2006 Winter Olympics. The Flowers live in Birmingham, Alabama.

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