But now i see : My Journey from Blindness to Olympic Gold. / Steven Holcomb.
View other formats and editions
- ISBN: 9781937856014 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2012.
|Summary, etc.:|| One of the top bobsledders in the world and leader of the four-man American team, Steven Holcomb had finished sixth in the 2006 Olympics and medaled in nearly every competition he entered. He was considered a strong gold contender for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. Talented, aggressive, and fearless, he was at the top of his game. But Steven Holcomb had a dangerous secret.Steven Holcomb was going blind.In the prime of his athletic career, he was diagnosed with keratoconusa degenerative disease affecting 1 in 1,000 and leaving 1 in 4 totally blind without a cornea transplant. In the world of competitive sports, it was a dream killer. Not a sport for the timid, bobsledding speeds approach 100 miles per hour through a series of hairpin turns. Serious injurieseven deathscan result. But Holcomb kept his secret from his coach, sled mates, and the public for months and continued to drive the legendary sled The Night Train.When he...
|Reproduction Note:|| Electronic reproduction. New York : BenBella Books, 2012. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 10040 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1689 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Search for related items by subject
Biography & Autobiography.
Sports & Recreations.