Sarah Deming is the author of the kids' novel "Iris, Messenger" (Harcourt, 2007) and the ghostwriter of two romances (St. Martin's Press) adapted into a Cinemax series. Her essays appear in the Threepenny Review and the Huffington Post. The essay "Skydive" won a 2012 Pushcart Prize. Sarah is also a former Golden Gloves champion. This summer, she will serve as NBC's in-studio Olympic boxing researcher.
Sarah volunteers as a coach for young boxers at the Atlas Cops and Kids Gym in Brooklyn and teaches yoga at New York Health and Racquet Club.
The Women’s World Boxing Championship, which will determine which women box for gold in the London Olympics this summer, kicked off Friday with a high stakes draw in Qinhuangdao, China. Here's a preview of what to expect, plus a look at Team USA's top contenders.
First the Olympics, then medical school.
WNYC and Women Box contributor Sarah Deming is tracking all the action at the Women's World Boxing Championships in Qinhuangdao, China. Today: Deming's final post brings us up-to-date on all the American boxers.
“I’m not in there to get life skills. I’m in there to be great and win a gold medal.”
My goal before boxing was to have 10 kids. Now my goal is to get this gold medal.