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Champion for Health

How Clara Hughes Fought Depression to Win Olympic Gold

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Champion for Health by Richard Brignall
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Clara Hughes has won multiple medals in both summer and winter Olympic Games. As a cyclist and speed skater, Clara pushed through pain to get to the finish line, trying to have her best race every day. Few knew that the same determination and focus were also needed to fight her own personal battles. Abusing drugs and alcohol from her early teens, Clara used sport to turn her life around in a few short months. But after becoming one of the world's top athletes, her world came apart as her depression threatened to rob her of her Olympic dreams.

Clara's inspiring story does not end with winning gold. Using her fame as a platform, she has devoted time and resources to helping children gain access to sports in the world's most troubled regions. And she has become a symbol of the fight to remove the stigma from mental illness by cycling thousands of kilometres in all kinds of weather to raise awareness. Clara is a remarkable athlete, but it is her strength and courage off the track that have made her a true champion.



Author Biography

RICHARD BRIGNALL has written many non-fiction books for young readers and adults, and contributed hundreds of articles to magazines across Canada, including?Cottage Life?and?Outdoor Canada. His books have been shortlisted for the Carol Shields Award, the Red Cedar Award, and the Golden Oak Award. He lives in Kenora, Ontario.

Release date Australia
August 1st, 2016
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Lorimer
Dimensions
108x178x25
ISBN-13
9781459410800
Product ID
24356371

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