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Dreams Do Come True

Author : Katherine Grainger
ISBN : 0233003819
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 35.29 MB
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The World Championships winning rower chronicles her life, from her academic achievements to her involvement in the sport, and details the journey that earned her the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Katherine Grainger My Autobiography

Author : Katherine Grainger
ISBN : 0233004858
Genre : Rowers
File Size : 71.45 MB
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Katherine Grainger was Great Britain's finest woman rower, but there was one gigantic itch that needed to be scratched. On August 3, 2012, on the water at Eton Dorney, she--and Anna Watkins--rubbed away and London 2012 Olympic Games women's Double Sculls gold medals were theirs. Three times a silver medalist in the Olympic Games, Katherine Grainger could now retire as the Olympic champion at the age of 36--completing a career that had seen her win six World Championships and eight World Cup gold medals--but she didn't. Instead, after two and a half years trying to live up to her promise of showing everyone in Britain her gold medal, in early 2015 Katherine announced that she would be back to defend her title at Rio in 2016. Even before this monumental decision, Katherine's story was a remarkable one, proof that nice people can be winners and dedication and hard work pays off. Incredibly bright, Grainger combined her athletic career with her education and she has degrees from Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities and a PhD from London, in subjects as diverse as law, philosophy, and homicide. No wonder she is so much in demand as a much and motivational speaker. Katherine Grainger: The Autobiography tells the inspirational story of one of Britain's golden girls from London 2012 and now is updated with a chapter following her months of training to get back into the boat, the World Cup series of 2015 with new partner Vicky Thornley, and the build-up to Rio.
Category: Rowers

Katherine Grainger

Author : Katherine Grainger
ISBN : 0233004203
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Originally published: London: Andrae Deutsh, 2013.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Torsten Krude
ISBN : 9781108447379
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 23.8 MB
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Prominent intellectuals and public figures explore the dynamics of development, offering varying perspectives from a range of fields.
Category: Business & Economics

The Talent Lab

Author : Owen Slot
ISBN : 9781473528505
Genre : Self-Help
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Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Simon Timson and Chelsea Warr were the Performance Directors of UK Sport, tasked with the outrageous objective of delivering even greater success to Team GB and ParalympicsGB at Rio than in 2012. Something no other host nation had ever achieved in the next Games. In The Talent Lab, Owen Slot brings unique access to Team GB’s intelligence, sharing for the first time the incredible breakthroughs and insights they discovered that often extend way beyond sport. Using lessons from organisations as far afield as the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music, the NFL Draft, the Royal College of Surgeons and the SAS, it shows how talent can be discovered, created, shaped and sustained. Charting the success of the likes of Chris Hoy, Max Whitlock, Adam Peaty, Ed Clancy, Lizzy Yarnold, Dave Henson, Tom Daley, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Katherine Grainger, the Brownlee Brothers, Helen Glover, Anthony Joshua and the women’s hockey team, The Talent Lab tells just how it was done and how any team, business or individual might learn from it.
Category: Self-Help

One Golden Summer The Telegraph At The London Games Ebook

Author : Telegraph Media Group
ISBN : 9780755364923
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Exclusive to this ebook-only edition, relive the incredible summer of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games with this inspirational series of articles from the Telegraph, available as a collection for the first time.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Women In Sport

Author : Rachel Ignotofsky
ISBN : 9781526360939
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 20.7 MB
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Women in Sport celebrates the success of the tough, bold and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes. The sportswomen featured include well-known figures like tennis player Serena Williams and broadcaster Clare Balding, as well as lesser-known pioneers like Gertrude Ederle, the first woman to swim the English Channel, and Keiko Fukuda, the highest-ranked female judoka in history. From the creator of the bestselling Women in Science, this richly illustrated book highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable sportswomen from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians and record-breakers in more than forty sports. It also contains infographics on topics such as muscle anatomy, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women's teams.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

P S O Hegarty 1879 1955

Author : Keiron Curtis
ISBN : 0857282301
Genre : History
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'P. S. O'Hegarty (1879-1955)' provides an informative and lively biography of the Irish nationalist P.S. O'Hegarty, a major historical figure in the modern separatist movement.
Category: History

Running My Life The Autobiography

Author : Seb Coe
ISBN : 9781444731040
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. From an early age he has been driven to be the best at everything he does. Since the moment Coe stood alongside a 'scrubby' municipal running track in Sheffield, he knew that sport could change his life. It did. Breaking an incredible twelve world records and three of them in just forty-one days, Seb became the only athlete to take gold at 1500 metres in two successive Olympic Games (Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984). The same passion galvanised Coe in 2005, when he led Britain's bid to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to London. He knew that if we won it would regenerate an East London landscape and change the lives of thousands of young people. It has. Born in Hammersmith and coached by his engineer father, Coe went from a secondary modern school and Loughborough University to become the fastest middle-distance runner of his generation. His rivalry with Steve Ovett gripped a nation and made Britain feel successful at a time of widespread social discontent. From sport Coe transferred his ideals to politics, serving in John Major's Conservative government from 1992 to 1997 and developing 'sharp elbows' to become chief of staff to William Hague, leader of the Party from 1997 to 2001 and finally a member of the House of Lords. Running My Life is in turns exhilarating, inspiring, amusing, and extremely moving. Everyone knows where Sebastian Coe ended up. Few people realise how he got there. This is his personal journey.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Gil McNeil
ISBN : 9781407029900
Genre : Humor
File Size : 53.42 MB
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Grandparents. - what would we do without them? They come in all shapes and sizes but with their wise words and kind ways they can be a source of inspiration and encouragement like no other. Here Britain's national treasures share their personal anecdotes about grandparents. Some recollect fond childhood memories of their Granny or Granddad, while others share with us their own experiences of what it is like to be a grandparent. Both hugely entertaining and heart warming, this wonderful celebration is the perfect gift for a much-loved grandparent.
Category: Humor