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The Will to Fly : Now a feature documentary - Lydia Lassila

The Will to Fly

Now a feature documentary

By: Lydia Lassila, Steven Bradbury OAM (Foreword by)

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Published: 1st March 2016
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From a sunburnt country of desert and beaches, known for its swimmers, surfers and cricketers, comes the most unlikely sporting luminary; The Will to Fly is the inspirational story of Olympic champion Lydia Lassila.

It chronicles the journey of her tumultuous freestyle aerial skiing career, from fearless beginner to Olympic gold medallist to sporting visionary. The book details Lydia's venture to defend her 2010 Vancouver Olympics championship at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games as a mother, but more specifically, her journey as she seeks to write history by being the first woman to perform the most dangerous maneouver of any acrobatic sport: a quadruple twisting, triple somersault on skis.

Now also a feature documentary, The Will to Fly vividly recreates Lydia's lifelong quest to fulfill her sporting aspirations, and to reach an unparalleled level of sporting greatness. Now a major motion picture (Australia's first female feature length sports documentary), celebrating the achievements of female sporting professionals. An inspirational story of mind over matter and what it takes to achieve your dreams and soar to great heights.

About the Author

Lydia Lassila is an Australian Olympic freestyle skier gold medalist who competed in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, and the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. She is the 2010 Olympic champion and the 2014 bronze medalist.

From a country known for its swimmers, surfers and cricketers, comes the most unlikely sporting luminary;

The Will to Fly is the inspirational story of Olympic champion Lydia Lassila. It chronicles the journey of her tumultuous freestyle aerial skiing career, from fearless beginner to Olympic gold medalist to sporting visionary.

The book details Lydia's venture to defend her 2010 Vancouver Olympics championship at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games as a mother, but more specifically, her journey as she seeks to write history by being the first woman to perform the most dangerous manoeuvre of any acrobatic sport: a quadruple twisting, triple somersault on skis. Now also a feature documentary, The Will to Fly vividly recreates Lydia's lifelong quest to fulfill her sporting aspirations, and to reach an unparalleled level of sporting greatness.

ISBN: 9780980597332
ISBN-10: 0980597331
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 265
Published: 1st March 2016
Publisher: The Slattery Media Group (AFL Publishing)
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.3