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The finest gold : the making of an Olympic swimmer, Brad Cooper

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The finest gold : the making of an Olympic swimmer
Title
The finest gold
Title remainder
the making of an Olympic swimmer
Statement of responsibility
Brad Cooper
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
We journey from Brad's childhood in 1960s Rockhampton, where his acid-tongued mother feeds a pining for her glamorous ex-pat days by holding Latin nights and smoking Craven ‘A', via his parents' vicious split, to an itinerant adolescence with his amnesiac, portent-driven father, where the only constant is the relentless search for training lanes as the pair pinball up and down Australia's east coast, from boarding house to sleep-out. At fifteen, with the Munich Olympics looming, Brad teams up with the legendary and fearsome coach Don Talbot, aka Ming the Merciless; his career is about to step into overdrive with two world records and an Olympic gold medal, but it would take the rest of his life to work out what it all meant
Summary
Munich, 1972. In the men's 400-metre freestyle race, America's Rick DeMont beats Australia's Brad Cooper by a hundredth of a second. It's the first electronic timing to deliver a win by such a close margin. The following day, DeMont is stripped of his medal in the world's first swim doping disqualification. Three days later, as the Black September terrorist attack is unfolding on the other side of the Village, Brad is presented with gold in a 'farce of firsts'. Neither Brad nor the Olympics will ever be the same. This is a story about a global sporting competition - its glory, ignominy, and industry - but mostly it is the intimate account of the making of an athlete.
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10679938
Cataloging source
SALS
Dewey number
797.21092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
memoirs of an Olympic swimmer
Label
The finest gold : the making of an Olympic swimmer, Brad Cooper
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781925322699
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The finest gold : the making of an Olympic swimmer, Brad Cooper
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781925322699
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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