Item description for Running On Ice: The Overcoming Faith Of Vonetta Flowers by Vonetta Flowers & W. Terry Whalin...
Overview 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. Vonetta's story is one of intense faith in God, whom she freely credits for her victories.
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Studio: New Hope Publishers (AL)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2005
Publisher New Hope Publishers (AL)
ISBN 156309911X ISBN13 9781563099113
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Courage and Honor, What's Great About Americans May 10, 2005
We know the outcome of the story of Vonetta Flowers and her bid for the gold in the 2-woman bobsled event. What makes this story sing is that Vonetta exemplifies true American spirit. Her dreams dashed that day on the track field, she tells the story of a support system, which lifted her--God, her husband, and that All-American spirit of when all seems hopeless, you dig in, you find another way. Vonetta's story is a great one to tell, and she and her co-author helped to paint it in our mind's eye. We need more Vonetta Flowers' stories. Makes you want to stand up and cheer!