Going for Gold: Australian Olympians and Other Champions

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Random House Australia, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 180 pages
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Going for Gold is packed with fascinating facts and trivia on our celebrated sporting history

Laps, goals, strokes, marks, aces, and hoops—Australians are Going for Gold! Australia is one of the world's most successful sporting nations. Our talented athletes compete in a range of international events from world championships to the Olympic Games. Over the years we've developed sporting legends and icons who inspire us with their athletic feats and incredible achievements, and remind us of what it means to be determined, passionate and truly Australian. Take a look at favorite Olympic stars such as Cathy Freeman, Dawn Fraser, and the Oarsome Foursome, plus some upcoming sporting champions.

 

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Contents

ON THE WATER
24
BALL GAMES
40
ON THE TRACK
72
ON THE RANGE
138
ON AND OFF THE GROUND
150
WINTER OLYMPICS
161
OLYMPIC SPORTS
167
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
173
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About the author (2012)

Loretta Barnard is the author and editor of several books, including Australian Sport Through Time 2003 Edition and 30 Australian Sports Legends. Gregory Rogers is a winner of the Kate Greenway Medal for illustrations and has provided illustrations for numerous children's books, including High Hopes on Sea and The Platypus.

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