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It Takes Courage - Torah Bright

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This is Torah’s heartfelt account of growing up in a close knit Mormon family and follows the highs and lows of Torah’s professional snowboarding career during which became the first Australian Snowboarder to achieve a Gold medal in the Winter Olympics.

She talks about:

A serious head injury which threatened to end Torah’s snowboarding career.

Torah’s relationship with her brother and coach,

Ben, and why he walked out on her.

Torah’s short marriage to American pro snowboarder Jake Welch and why she nearly gave up her career as a result.

Losing her friend, Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke, in an accident during a training session causing Torah to spiral into depression and do some serious soul searching.

The controversy she caused at the recent Winter Olympics where Torah and Ben were openly critical of the event courses, raising safety concerns and making headlines back in Australia.

Dealing with the International Olympic Committees ban on her displaying the sticker to commemorate Sarah Burke on her snowboard or helmet when competing at the Sochi Olympics.

About the Author

Born and raised in Cooma at the base of the Snowy Mountains, Torah Bright was on skis at the age of two, snowboarding at 11, and had turned professional by the time she was 14.


A great read!


I read this book in a day because I couldn't put it down. As someone who has found a love of snowboarding over the last few years, I really enjoyed reading about Torah's journey to the top of the sport. More importantly, it was so good to read about the trials and tribulations Torah has experienced in her life so far and how she remains so passionate and positive. An inspiring read for young girls, especially those with an interest in sport and snowboarding!

Melbourne, AU


Inspirational Torah


This was a great little read of a truly inspiring woman,her family,her friends and her journey so far! Torah is a amazing woman and role model not just for young girls but for every human on this earth.Her values and creeds should be something we all wish to aspire to ! Well done Torah you have certainly reignited my courage for life! And well done Marion and Peter your commitment to parenting is exceptional! I would love to read a book from Marion on her philosophy (hint hint)!

Central Coast NSW



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ISBN: 9781742576015
ISBN-10: 174257601X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st November 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.7  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.3