Nouria el saftaw wrote the following review of Vera Koo’s memoir, “The Most Unlikely Champion.” It was published at on August 21, 2021. In the review, Nouria writes that Vera’s book is “inspiring on another level.” Keep reading to see why.

The Most Unlikely Champion is a memoir written by Vera Koo. In this book, she talks about how she became an amazing competition shooter and how she won many prizes. Vera Koo also talks about her life struggles and how she overcame them and continued to achieve incredible successes in the shooting world. She’s also one of the top female shooters in the shooting world and a national and world titleholder in action pistol shooting. If you’re interested in Vera Koo’s life and want to know more about her astonishing achievements; read this book and you definitely won’t regret it.

Vera Koo is a Chinese-American woman. She and her family have immigrated to the United States when she was at the age of 12. She’s not only a competition shooter, but also she’s a compassionate wife, mother, and entrepreneur. She has won the women’s division of the national action pistol championship eight times in addition to several gold medals, along with achieving many records. She has proved herself successful in a sport recognized to be primarily done by men and outdid herself, despite coming from a traditional household that mostly encouraged women to fulfill their husband’s needs rather than their own.

This book was inspiring on another level. Vera Koo’s story was a soul-touching one. She had definitely gone through so much and still didn’t give up. Achieving so many things although she has endured multiple hardships in her life. Her story was quite captivating and kept me hooked wanting to know more about her life. One of the most heartbreaking things she has gone through is her son’s death, and this was definitely a hurtful part of the book to me. The story wasn’t only about not giving up on her shooting journey, but in life in general.

There isn’t a single thing I didn’t enjoy about the book, I think it’s ideal all the way through. The author indicated true forms of strength in the hardships she faced, and that truly was inspiring and motivational, her journey in shooting was nothing less. Furthermore, getting inside a world where her abilities mostly would be underestimated and doubted and still choosing to do so is amazing. I liked that the author included pictures of her. It was quite nice seeing the woman whose story I was reading.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. The book was exceptionally well-edited and impressive from head to toe. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about starting a journey in shooting. Also I recommend it to anyone who wants to get greatly inspired and learn more about Vera Koo’s life.


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