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Fernhurst Golden Lily (CZ4552)



Golden Lily

The inspirational autobiography from Asia’s first dinghy sailing gold medallist. A rare insight into the world of

relentless training and unquestioning compliance for Chinese athletes. The story of a young woman’s will to succeed.

The fascinating autobiography from Asia’s first ever dinghy sailing gold medallist. Becoming a full-time athlete at just

10 years old, Lijia Xu was taken away from her parents and enrolled on the gruelling Chinese training regime,

prescribed to catapult the nation’s talented youngsters to international champions. A rare insight into a shocking

world of relentless training and unquestioning compliance, Lijia’s honest account takes you on her journey from

physical disabilities and debilitating injuries to learning to think for herself, eventually going on to achieve her


This is an inspirational story of a young woman’s will to succeed despite all that her background threw at her.

Publisher: Fernhurst Books Limited

Author: Lijia Xu

ISBN: 9781909911475


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