One of Canada’s gutsiest Olympians of all time paid a visit to the Winnipeg Free Press News Café on Thursday morning.
Silken Laumann, a three-time Olympic medalistwas interviewed by reporter Geoff Kirbyson.
Later Thursday, she’ll be signing copies of her new book, Unsinkable: A Memoir at McNally Robinson Booksellers at Grant Park Shopping Centre from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Fans are welcome to come by and watch the interview in person. You may even be able to get a picture or an autograph.
Now 49, Laumann is best known for her comeback from a catastrophic injury to her leg when she collided with a German boat while training for the 1992 Games in Barcelona. She said at the time she knew the injury was serious when "when my muscle was hanging at my ankle and I could see the bone."
She had been the favourite to win the gold medal in the single skulls event but after five operations and three weeks in a hospital, it wasn’t known if she would ever row again.
Of course, she was back in the water shortly after and won a bronze medal.