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'Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story'
The Olympian: Canadian rower Silken Laumann (yes, that's her real name), who won two bronzes and one silver over the course of three Olympic games.
Hard-knock life: Abandonned by her unhappy mother for up to a year at a time when she was growing up.
Extra obstacle: A horrific crash during training that sliced her leg open to the bone. She came back from that injury to win a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
And featuring: Amanda Tapping!
Should it air on Lifetime? The childhood trauma makes it more Lifetime than ESPN, so, sure.