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Publisher's Summary

Teresa Edwards has won more Olympic medals than any other basketball player in history with four golds and one bronze. She is the youngest woman to win a gold medal in basketball - and the oldest. She’s a WNBA pioneer and has been inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Now, for the first time, she shares the story of her greatest loss - and her most incredible victory. She tells the inside story of laboring in the shadow of Michael, Magic, Bird and Sir Charles - the men’s basketball “Dream Team” - and how she helped lead the USA women’s basketball squad to a golden dream of their own at the Atlanta Olympic Games. This is about more than basketball. This is an inspiring tale of what it costs to lose, what it takes to win, and how women can lead the way. 

©2021 Teresa Edwards (P)2021 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator and Performer

Teresa Edwards is one of the most-decorated athletes in Olympic team sports. She made history as the first American basketball player to participate in five Olympic Games, winning four gold medals and one bronze. In 1984 she became the youngest basketball player to win a gold medal, and in 2000, the oldest to win gold.
Edwards's playing career was marked by longevity, perseverance, and excellence. Born in Cairo, Georgia, she was a two-time All-American at the University of Georgia, and graduated with a degree in leisure studies. Playing abroad for nine years, she has traveled the world from Europe to Asia and captured professional championships in Italy, Spain, and France. At home in the USA, Edwards played in the Women’s National Basketball Association with the Minnesota Lynx.
She has been inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, The International Basketball Federation Hall of Fame, the United States Olympic Committee Hall of Fame, the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, Georgia’s Hall of Fame, Cairo’s Hall of Fame, and the University of Georgia’s Circle of Honors, where her college jersey number (#5) is retired.
An ambassador around the world and a leader among her peers, Edwards was selected to take the competitor’s oath at the opening ceremonies of the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996. In 2012, the United States Olympic Committee appointed her "chef de mission" for the United States delegation at the London Olympic Games.
In 2000, Sports Illustrated ranked her 22nd in its list of the "100 Greatest Female Athletes of the 20th Century."

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I selected this audio without knowing who Teresa was or what it was exactly about, just wanted to caught some successful tips and mindset. But wow, what a great story to hear, filled me with emotions and excitement. Made me feel as I was one of the olympics player and brought me great memories from when I played basketball during high school. Don’t regret choosing this audible, it’s definitely very inspirational. Love to hear Teresa childhood and all the context and background of the olympics. Also it was nice and very genuine to hear her voice, sometimes you can sense the reading behind and I think that the closure of each chapter could have been better but still I enjoyed it so much and even became one of my favorites 🌟

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Golden-Theresa Edwards Is

Hard work persistence, with great work ethic gets a woman self-congratulations not accolades or $$.

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I went to UGA. I her several times

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Fantastic!!!

Wonderful learning more about the storied history of one of the world’s most accomplished basketball players.

Her willingness to overcome the friction with Tara VanD speaks well of her character!

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I watched the Olympics in 1996. I watched Theresa play, along with the rest of the girls. They were sooo impressive. I am sorry she had to go through all that to play! There should be some kind of option for players! My granddaughters played basketball like you. They are too small to go big. I love this book! I'm going to buy it for them!!! Thank you!!

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Loved this!

Thank you to Teresa Edwards for being a catalyst to bring women’s basketball to where it is today! Truly a wonderful story of blood, sweat, and tears to achieve greatness.

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Powerful and a story that needed to be told

This was a wonderful book. Teresa is a gifted speaker and a poetic author. I loved learning more about her journey and path to success.

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Inspiring!

A wonderful behind the scenes look from the eyes of a legend. Very well written and narrated. Candid, fascinating, and inspiring.

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Obnoxious… beyond

For someone to want to be a role model and yet push the only thing she cares about is winning… messed up.

Accuses everyone she competes against of arrogance that she is oozing with uncontrollably.

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So very disappointed. I kept expecting some insight. None.

It was included in subscription and I still feel like I lost having spent the tine on it.

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I probably would have loved it more if I were a sports fan. The narration was great and I love the message. "You better play!"

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