synopsis of the film
One film. Five legendary athletes. The compelling and inspiring story of the journeys of tennis champion Martina Navratilova, golf great Jack Nicklaus, Olympic gymnast Nadia Comaneci, track and field star Edwin Moses, and Dutch Paralympian Esther Vergeer. Through candid interviews and footage of their most exciting championship moments, WINNING reveals their dreams, challenges, triumphs and explores why some athletes achieve greatness. As they reminisce about the highs and lows of their careers, these iconic athletes share a unique and intimate window into their lives. WINNING features rare archival footage of the athletes’ childhoods, as well as some of their most memorable and historic moments at the Olympics, Wimbledon, The Masters, US Open, British Open, French Open/Roland Garros, PGA Tour and The Paralympics.
The film features interviews with the athletes' families, coaches, agents and competitors including Olympic Gold Medalists, Bart Conner and Derrick Adkins, track and field Olympians, Benn Fields and Herb Douglas, tennis star, Pam Shriver, legendary coaches, Sven Groeneveld and Robert Lansdorp, Duke University Professor of Sports Psychology, Greg Dale, Barbara Nicklaus, Jana Navratilova and former Olympic gymnastics coach, Paul Ziert.
Sports is a metaphor for life. The story is both timeless in its appeal and global in its reach.