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L2012 Greatest British Olympians By Neil Wilson

L2012 Greatest British Olympians by Neil Wilson

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After their fantastic achievements in Beijing 2008, the spotlight will again shine brightly on Team GB when the Games come to London in 2012. What better time to celebrate more than 50 of the best-ever British Olympic athletes. This is a celebration of each of those glorious names who took their sports to new levels of excitement and achievement.

L2012 Greatest British Olympians Summary

L2012 Greatest British Olympians by Neil Wilson

After their fantastic achievements in Beijing 2008, the spotlight will again shine brightly on Team GB when the Games come to London in 2012. What better time to celebrate more than 50 of the best-ever British Olympic athletes. Across a broad spectrum of events, from athletics to rowing and boxing to swimming, Team GB has produced some of the biggest stars in Olympic history. "The Greatest British Olympians" is a lavishly illustrated celebration of each of those glorious names, both past and present, who took their sports to new levels of excitement and achievement. Who could forget Sir Steve Redgrave's five consecutive gold medals, Sir Chris Hoy's domination of the velodrome or Seb Coe battling with Steve Ovett? Each athlete's biography has been painstakingly researched and is complemented by photographs that capture each one in action. Six fascinating feature spreads help set the scene for these remarkable athletes' most noteworthy achievements.

About Neil Wilson

Neil Wilson was the Athletics and Olympics correspondent of The Daily Mail and The Independent and has covered 10 Olympic Games. In 1985, he was named Sportswriter of the Year at the Press Awards. He lives in West Sussex.

Table of Contents

Illustrated biographies of these great athletes: Harold Abrahams, Chris Brasher, Lord Burghley, Sebastian Coe, Lynn Davies, Jonathan Edwards, Sally Gunnell, David Hemery, Albert Hill, Kelly Holmes, Denise Lewis, Eric Liddell, Douglas Lowe, Steve Ovett, Ann Packer, Mary Peters, Mary Rand, Tessa Sanderson, Daley Thompson, Allan Wells, Chris Finnegan, Terry Spinks, Harry Mallin, Dick McTaggart, Tim Brabants, Chris Boardman, Nicole Cook, Chris Hoy, Victoria Pendleton, Jason Queally, Bradley Wiggins, Derek Allhusen, Henry Llewellyn, Richard Meade, Gillian Sheene, Sean Kerly, Jim Fox, Steph Cook, Jack Beresford, Steve Redgrave, Matthew Pinsent, Ben Ainslie, Rodney Pattison, Iain Percy, Shirley Robertson, Sarah Ayton, Malcolm Cooper, Rebecca Adlington, Duncan Goodhew, Judy Grinham, Anita Lonsbrough, Adrian Moorhouse, Paul Radmilovic, Henry Taylor, David Wilkie, Charlotte Cooper, Launceston Elliott.; Feature spreads are on the London 1908 and 1948 Games; the Wyndeham Halswelle walkover; GB's football golds; Abrahams, Liddell and Chariots of Fire; and Coe vs Ovett.

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L2012 Greatest British Olympians by Neil Wilson
Used - Like New
Hardback
Welbeck Publishing Group
2011-09-01
128
1847328121
9781847328120
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