Sasha Cohen: Fire on Ice (Revised Edition): Autobiography of a Champion Figure Skater

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9780061153853: Sasha Cohen: Fire on Ice (Revised Edition): Autobiography of a Champion Figure Skater

Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen tells her story -- on and off the ice

champion figure skater Sasha Cohen captured the world's attention with her exquisite spiral and outstanding layback spin at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City. In Torino, she reigned as the most intriguing contender in figure skating at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games and triumphed with the silver medal. For the first time, Sasha tells her amazing story, in her own words, including:

  • Her discovery of ice skating at age 7 and the coaches who trained her

  • Her comeback from the injury that almost ended her career

  • The crushing lows and miracle wins

This is the official autobiography of the world's most captivating skater, on and off the ice.

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Sasha Cohen is an unbelievably charming, gifted skater, and she is the early favorite to win the Gold Medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Italy. She placed fourth at the 2002 Games, and has since improved her skating, trained with new coaches, worked as a professional model, and taken the world by storm!

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Gr. 4-6. Although Cohen hasn't yet earned a medal at an Olympics, the lissome 21-year-old's teen-idol looks and charisma, and her strong position going into the 2006 Winter Games, will be enough to draw readers to her autobiography. Writing with Maciel, Cohen tells of her switch at age seven from gymnastics to ice skating, the sport in which she leapt to fame at the 1999 Nationals. Her subsequent struggles with injury, nerves, and finding the right costumes and coaches dominate the book's latter half. Nonskaters may be perplexed by shoptalk ("working on her edges and slides"), and the somewhat emotionless postmortems of each competition eventually begin to run together. But there are enough girl-next-door details, such as the skater's adoration of ice cream and cats, to propel interested readers through passages that lack Zamboni polish, and children training seriously in any sport will appreciate the honest descriptions of athletic highs and lows: "When you fall on the ice, it's like everything inside of you falls too." Jennifer Mattson
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