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Title:
The complete idiot's guide to women in sports
Author:
Druzin, Randi.
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Publication Information:
Toronto : Prentice Hall Canada ; [New York] : Alpha Books, 2001.
Physical Description:
xvi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780130899408
Format :
Book

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Kenmore Library GV709 .D78 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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From Gertrude Ederle's historic swim across the English Channel to Billie Jean King's victory over Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Women in Sports traces the opposition women athletes faced throughout history and catalogues their incredible achievements. This fun, fact-filled guide includes loads of fascinating quotes and trivia to test your knowledge, as well as complete "rules of the game" for each sport. -- The history of women's participation in Olympic games, from the first female spectators who were thrown off cliffs in ancient Greece, to the amazing female feats from the 2000 Summer games in Sydney, Australia. -- Groundbreaking champions, such as Babe Didrikson, Wilma Rudolph, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Gertrude Ederlem Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, and Manon Rheaume. -- Modern day superstars, including Tara Lupinsky, Mia Hamm, and Anna Kournikova. -- Emerging women's sports, such as boxing and race car driving.


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