October 28, 2009

Fighting For Gold by Lorna Schultz Nicholson

Lorna Schultz Nicholson and Lorimer Publishing have teamed up once again to offer another young adult title - Fighting for Gold: The Story of Canada's Sledge Hockey Paralympic Gold.

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Every Canadian knows that Canada is a global gold medal favorite when it comes to hockey, both in mens and womens hockey. But not everyone realizes Canada is looking for a third Olympic hockey gold medal in 2010 - the Paralympic sledge hockey title.

2010 should be sledge hockey's big coming out party in this country, making Nicholson's release the perfect introductory resource for young Canadians.

The first thing we learn is Canada enters the Vancouver games as the defending sledge hockey gold medalists.

"This is the amazing story of a team that came into the Paralympics as the underdog and ended up winning the gold medal," says Nicholson. "Norway had been Canada's biggest rivals in the sport since its inception in the Paralympics, so it was even more thrilling when Canada shut out the defending world champions 3-0."

Nicholson has written 14 books
, most hockey themed young adult offerings, making her the perfect choice to write this book.

"I think readers will find these athletes inspirational," she says. "Not only was the trek overseas to Turin physically challenging and exhausting for the players, they have all been through difficult times in their lives and have gone on to become world class athletes."

Canada opens the 2010 Paralympic games on March 13th with a game against Italy. If all goes well, they will be defending their championship title in the gold medal game on March 2oth.


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