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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truely interesting read

User Review  - D Smith -

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

User Review  - Sunshine -

Enlightening and gives an example of a person putting her trust in God and witnessing as a christian during stressful times and how she handled her becoming the first African American to win the Gold Medal in the winter olympic's . Good reading! Read full review


Foreword by Jackie JoynerKersee
Chapter Two Bobsled 101
Chapter Four Jumping Deeper into Womens Bobsled

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