The Summer Olympics: Record Breakers

Records were meant to be broken. This is a saying that Olympic champions take to heart. In Record Breakers, 30 of the most outstanding Olympic performances of all time are examined in depth. From Carl Lewis winning gold both on and off the track to the unmatched speed of the dominant Katie Ledecky in the pool and Larisa Latynina?s gymnastics medal haul, Record Breakers has it all. Jesse Owens set his records while defying hatred. Mark Spitz?s record seven medal-winning performance took a dark and harrowing turn. Then there is the beach volleyball team that won more than 20 straight Olympic matches. Swimming, diving, boxing, track and fieldàthere are so many outstanding moments to explore. Every title in The Summer Olympics: On the World Stage explores the athletes and the episodes that combine to make the Games the greatest sporting spectacle in the world.

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Scott McDonald
Mason Crest Publishers
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