The Resource Body lengths, Leisel Jones with Felicity McLean

Body lengths, Leisel Jones with Felicity McLean

Label
Body lengths
Title
Body lengths
Statement of responsibility
Leisel Jones with Felicity McLean
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'From the moment I am born, I am like no-one else around me. I am a fish out of water. Even in the pool.' Leisel Jones is rightly regarded as one of the greatest breaststrokers ever. At just fifteen, she won two silver medals at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000; she went on to win gold at Athens and Beijing, and at London 2012 became the first Australian swimmer to compete at four Olympics. For the first time, Leisel candidly describes what it's like to be thrust into the limelight so young. She reveals the constant pressure she was under - from coaches, from the media and from herself - to be perfect. Despite the highs of her swimming stardom, she suffered depression, and at one time planned to take her own life. In London, criticised in the media for her weight, and appalled by the bulling and dysfunction in the Australian swim team, Leisel nevertheless handled herself with great composure. She has emerged with maturity and good humour, having finally learnt how to be herself and live with confidence. Body Lengths is the inspiring story of an Australian sporting hero, told with humour, optimism and style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jones, Leisel
Dewey number
797.21092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McLean, Felicity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jones, Leisel
  • Swimmers
  • Women swimmers
  • Olympic athletes
  • Women Olympic athletes
Label
Body lengths, Leisel Jones with Felicity McLean
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781863957267
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781863957267
Label
Body lengths, Leisel Jones with Felicity McLean
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
296 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781863957267
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781863957267

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