Four-time Olympian Silken Laumann, one of Canada’s most inspirational leaders, a bestselling author, and a highly recognizable and beloved athlete will present the final key note luncheon address at Noia’s 2014 Play on the Edge Conference. Ms. Laumann will share her unique and inspiring Olympic story on Friday, June 20th at 12:30 p.m. at the Delta St. John’s Hotel.
As reigning world champion, Ms. Laumann fought back from a devastating rowing accident to win a bronze medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Her stunning 10-week recovery and her courage in the face of almost insurmountable obstacles endeared her in the hearts of Canadians. She was inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame in 1998, having won three Olympic medals and four World Championships. She is also the two-time winner of the Canadian Female Athlete of the Year award and recipient of the Lou Marsh award in 1992, as Canada’s top athlete. Although her competitive rowing career ended in 1999, her ability to inspire continues.
As an elite athlete, writer, and life coach, Ms. Laumann has worked to reach her own potential and help others reach theirs. Inspiring, funny, thought provoking and always down to earth, Ms. Laumann is authentic and honest about her life journey. In her memoir, Unsinkable, she shines a spotlight on all the obstacles she has encountered—and overcome. She speaks candidly about her athletic success and triumph over physical adversity, but also the intense personal challenges of her past and the fierce determination she applies to living a bold, loving and successful life today.
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