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Gold Medal Diary

Inside the World's Greatest Sports Event

Regular price $22.95 CAD
  • ISBN: 9781771641920
  • Tags: Biography & Memoir, Hayley Wickenheiser, Sports & Recreation,
  • Dimensions: 6 x 9
  • Published On: 4/29/2015
  • 248 Pages
  • ISBN: 9781553655954
  • Tags: Biography & Memoir, Hayley Wickenheiser, Sports & Recreation,
  • Published On: 12/01/2010
  • 248 Pages

In Gold Medal Diary, Hayley Wickenheiser— the most decorated female hockey player in the game— intimately recounts her day-to-day experience of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. At the heart of the book are Wickenheiser’s revelations about the life of an Olympian— the behind-the-scenes stories, the physical and emotional challenges, and the struggles, disappointments, and successes of an elite athlete. Her stories are enhanced by more than thirty candid photos.

Hayley Wickenheiser is the captain of the Canadian women's hockey team. Besides her four Olympic medals, she owns six World Cup gold medals and two silver. Wickenheiser was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan, where the local sportsplex has been renamed in her honour. She lives in Calgary, Alberta.


"Gold Medal Diary is everything a devout follower of Canadian women's hockey needs to get a taste of Olympic fever. Wickenheiser, arguably the world's foremost female hockey player, has enough medals, honours and accolades to fill several suitcases, but there's nothing 'been there, done that' about this diary. Wickenheiser's enthusiasm and commitment come through on every page." -Herizons

"Hayley Wickenheiser's memories are more than just an array of hockey games, shifts good and bad and practices filled with the drudgery of constant drills. Wickenheiser is more than just a hockey player, and that's a good thing, because her complicated life outside the rink is more fascinating." -Winnipeg Free Press