Bertrand.pt - The Wizard Of Foz

The Wizard Of Foz (eBook)

Dick Fosburys One-Man High-Jump Revolution

de Bob Welch 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: SKYHORSE PUBLISHING
Edição ou reimpressão: setembro de 2018
21,65€
Disponibilidade Imediata
Ebook para ADE

In 1968, perhaps the finest US Olympic mens track-and-field team ever stirred the world in unprecedented ways, among them the victory stand black rights protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos in Mexico City. But in competition no single athlete mirrored the free-thinking 60s better than Dick Fosbury, a failed prep high jumper who invented an offbeat style that ultimately won him a gold medal and revolutionized the event. No jumpers today use any other style than his.

Yet few know the struggles Fosbury endured to achieve his success, as he and Bob Welch recount inThe Wizard of Foz. From the tragic death of a younger brother to nearly dying himself, from flunking out of college to nearly being drafted, Fosbury cleared far more obstacles than a high-jump bar. And even when he had seemingly made the US Olympic Team, he faced a "redo" that nobody saw coming.

This book tells a story of loss, survival, and triumph, twined in a person (Fosbury), a time (the '60s), and a place (a fantasy-like Olympic Trials venue high in the Sierra Nevada) clearly made for each other. It is a story of a young man who refused to listen to those who laughed at him, those who doubted him, and those who tried to make him someone he was not.

The Wizard Of Foz
Dick Fosburys One-Man High-Jump Revolution
ISBN: 9781510736252 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: Editor: SKYHORSE PUBLISHING Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Formato: ePUB i Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Desporto e Lazer  >  Desportos Vários

Sugestões

Buddha Was A Baller
7,79€
Mind & Sport LLC
Best Hikes Cincinnati
19,05€
FALCON GUIDES
X
O QUE É O CHECKOUT EXPRESSO?


O ‘Checkout Expresso’ utiliza os seus dados habituais (morada e/ou forma de envio, meio de pagamento e dados de faturação) para que a sua compra seja muito mais rápida. Assim, não tem de os indicar de cada vez que fizer uma compra. Em qualquer altura, pode atualizar estes dados na sua ‘Área de Cliente’.

Para que lhe sobre mais tempo para as suas leituras.