World Athletics partners with ‘Running Sideways’
For many young people from underprivileged backgrounds, athletics is a way out of poverty.
On the tiny island of The Bahamas, at a time when the country was yet to find Olympic success, Pauline Davis – a young woman born and raised in the poor neighbourhood of Bain Town – would emerge as the Golden Girl of The Bahamas, and pave the way for young women from her country to follow in her footsteps.
In a new book titled ‘Running Sideways’, Davis-Thompson shares her journey of how she fought through poverty, inequality and racism to beat the odds and become a two-time Olympic gold medallist.
To read the full article by World Athletics, and listen to an exclusive podcast with Lord Sebastian Coe, the President of World Athletics, click here.
‘Golden Girl’ Pauline Davis’ Book Signing At Goodman’s Bay Today
To kick off World Athletics Women’s Week ahead of International Women’s Day and to #BreakTheBias by sharing the stories of inspiring women to create a bank of great role models for future generations, World Athletics President Lord Sebastian Coe speaks with two-time Olympic champion Pauline Davis about her book ‘Running Sideways’, which chronicles her inspiring journey from the ghetto to Olympic glory.
To read the full story in The Bahamas Tribune, click here.
Olympian Pauline Davis’ book ‘Running Sideways’ released this week
Inspiring story of Pauline Davis, the Bahamian double gold medalist who defied the odds and won world acclaim
Book signing at Goodman’s Bay set for March 8
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — If Bahamians are looking for heroes, they don’t have to look very far. Just Over-the-Hill, a girl with grit started running sideways, usually barefoot, carrying buckets of water from a public pump and looking over her shoulder to stay steps ahead of the boys who chased and frightened her. Sometimes she beat them back by running straight up a palm tree.
Her name was Pauline Davis.
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