Overview:The First Lady of Olympic Track: The Life and Times of Betty Robinson - The 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam were the first in which women over the objections of many, including Pope Pius XI and the founder of the modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin were allowed to run in the marquee track events.Equally remarkable is the story behind the first female gold medal winner in the 100-meter dash, sixteen-year-old American Betty Robinson.A prodigy running in just her fourth organised meet, Robinson stunned the world, earning special praise from the president of the 1928 American Olympic Committee, General Douglas MacArthur. But Robinson's triumph soon became tragedy when in 1931 she was involved in a life-threatening plane crash. Unable to assume a sprinter's crouch, she nevertheless joined fellow pioneer Jesse Owens at the infamous 1936 Berlin Olympics, and achieved further glory on the relay team. Journalist Joe Gergen's The First Lady of Olympic Track rescues an exceptional figure from obscurity.

This book is on page /925b2124b7e8cd7259fc8aad444a5e62/book/1603725654-9780810129580. It was written by the following authors: Joe Gergen. Book The First Lady of Olympic Track: The Life and Times of Betty Robinson, which can be read online, published by the company: Northwestern University Press. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Biography, Sports Books, True Stories. The book was published on 2014-04-30 00:00:00. It has 208 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 318 g. File for download The First Lady of Olympic Track: The Life and Times of Betty Robinson has PDF format and is called the-first-lady-of-olympic-track-the-life-and-times-of-betty-robinson.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our st8.fr site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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