With remarkable raw talent and precocious drive, Lindsey Van was a phenomenon on the ski jumping scene at a young age. As only a pre-teen, she resolved to compete in the Olympics for the U.S.A. The hitch, a rather large one, is that women’s ski jumping — the sport in which skiers soar through the air in a nearly horizontal position for dozens of meters — has always been excluded from the Olympic Games. Ready to Fly follows Van, her U.S. teammates and their families and supporters in their years-long battle to get the sport included in the Olympics.
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