But Now I See: My Journey from Blindness to Olympic Gold (BOK)

Steven Holcomb

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A bobsled champion faces career-ending blindness, regains perfect sight with a breakthrough surgery, and wins gold in the 2010 Olympics. 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 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 Keratoconus-a 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 injuries - even deaths - can result. But Holcomb kept his secret from his coach, sled mates, and the public for months and continued to drive the legendary sled Night Train. When he finally told his coach, Holcomb was led to a revolutionary treatment, now the Holcomb C3-R. With his sight restored to 20/20, Holcomb became the first American in 50 years to win the International Bobsledding Federation World Championship, and the first American bobsledder since 1948 to win the Olympic gold medal. "But Now I See" is the intimate portrait of a man's pursuit of a dream, laced with humility and the faith to find a way when all seems hopeless. It's about knowing anything is possible and the gift of a second chance.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Steven Holcomb
Forlag
Perseus Running Press
ISBN 9781937856007
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 14,2cm x 21,1cm x 2,5cm
Vekt 408 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Andre medvirkende Steve Eubanks Emner og form Autobiography: sport, Coping with disability, Winter sports