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Superwomen : 100 women, 100 sports
Buren, Jodi.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Bulfinch Press, [2004]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 32 cm
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GV709.18.U6 B87 2004 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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A powerful and inspiring tribute to the joy, athleticism, strength, diversity, and artistry of women in sports. Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the prestigious Women's Sports Foundation, SUPERWOMEN brings together 100 outstanding champion athletes, from Olympic medalists and hopefuls to X-Gamers and competitors in the Special Olympics. Included are sports superstars such as Chris Evert, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Annika Sorenstam, Picabo Street, Bonnie Blair, Dara Torres, Sarah Hughes, and Anita DeFrantz. Also included are less recognizable, but equally fascinating, athletes such as Loretta Claiborne, a marathoner born with mental and physical handicaps; Michelle Wie, a 13-year-old golf phenom; and the remarkable Aimee Mullins, who with prosthetic legs ran track in college and broke records in the Paralympic Games. These extraordinary women, beautifully photographed by Jodi Buren, offer their own stories of triumph, courage, and determination- allowing us a glimpse at the personalities and spirit behind the long lists of athletic achievements.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Combining sweeping photographic spreads with first-person reflections, this book pays tribute to the female sports figures?both current competitors and silver-haired veterans?who have risen to the top of their game. Buren, a portrait photographer for Sports Illustrated, offers 100 varied, sensitive photographs of athletes?some poised for action, some in repose, some with a look of steely resolve. Each athlete?s own words accompany her image, as she recounts the obstacles, the inspirations and the milestones along the way to success. The athletes aren?t always deeply eloquent about their sports?and anyway, there isn?t much space for eloquence in a volume dedicated to portraits?but their passion is palpable. From adventure racing to polo to snowboarding to wrestling, women athletes have made their mark, Buren demonstrates. An inspirational book, especially for young girls, it offers poignant memories (as in Billie Jean King?s foreword) and powerful advice. (June) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.