There isn’t much Olympic fencer Tim Morehouse hasn’t done. He has been a Wilhelmina Model, taught President Obama to fence on the White House Lawn, won a Silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and now he is penning a book.
Titled American Fencer: Modern Lessons from an Ancient Sport, this autobiography follows Morehouse’s inspiring life path from humble beginnings in a rough New York City neighborhood to his moment on the Olympic podium. Watch Morehouse reveal what to expect from his book:
The autobiography will experience a special launch April 24, 2012 at 7pm in NYC with all book proceeds benefiting Morehouse’s new foundation, Fencing-in-the-Schools, an educational program that brings the sport to inner-city children around the United States. The book will be available in bookstores after the 2012 London Olympic Games.
“It’s about my story from growing up in Washington Heights to winning a silver medal in Beijing,” Morehouse told genConnect. “It has a lot of the allure of fencing and the true life dueling stories that really happen in our sport. I try to share some of the lessons I learn along the way.”
Morehouse also has advice for others looking to achieve success, whether it be in your personal life, career or athletics.
“Like anything, find things you’re passionate about. I love fencing, I love to do it. Training five or six hours a day is hard work but I enjoy the process. If you work really hard, put all of yourself into it and have a big goal like making an Olympic team or winning an Olympic gold medal, you’ll go a really long way.”
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