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Rower Silken Laumann: from injury to Olympic success

Canadian rower Silken Laumann's right leg was shattered just a month before she was due to compete in the 1992 Olympics - but that didn't stop her from winning bronze.
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Less than a month before the 1992 Summer Olympics, Canadian rower Silken Laumann's right leg was shattered in an accident.

Still, even after five surgeries to repair a lacerated muscle, skin grafts and screws in her joints, Laumann came back to win bronze in her event.

Now she has released her memoirs — listen as she shares her amazing story of overcoming adversary with CBC's RadioActive