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Records smashed... incredible athletic feats... Medals won... the top 40 Olympic athletes of all time are here!In this fun, fact-packed book from the 40 Inspiring Icons series, learn how these athletic stars became the best in the world. Relive Usain Bolt's astonishing record-breaking runs, learn about Charlotte Cooper, the first ever female Olympic champion, meet the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, Michael Phelps, and see some of the most impressive wins in history. From Nawal El Moutawakel, the first female Muslim born on the continent of Africa to become an Olympic champion, to gymnastic prodigy Simone Biles, whose skills on the vault and the floor are admired all over the world, these are the 40 Olympic Athletes to be learned about by all: Spyridon Louis; Charlotte Cooper; Madge Syers; Jim Thorp; Paavo Nuurmi; Johnny Weissmuller; Mildred Didrickson; Jesse Owens; Marjorie Gestring; Francina Blankers-Koen; Micheline Ostermeyer; Emil Zatopek; Betty Cuthbert; Wilma Rudolph; Abebe Bikila; Tommie Smith; Bob Beamon; Mark Spitz; Nadia Comaneci; Sebastian Coe; Birgit Fisher; Daley Thompson; Nawal El Moutawakil; Carl Lewis; Steve Redgrave; Marie-Jo Perec; Valentina Vezzali; Michael Johnson; Maria Mutola; Cathy Freeman; Yelena Isinbayeva; Michael Phelps; Tony Estanguet; Usain Bolt; Teddy Riner; Mo Farah; Isabell Werth; Simone Biles; Trisha Zorn; Michael Edgson; Ellie Simmonds; Jonas Jacobsson. Each spread presents a single athlete, highlighting key facts about their careers, honours, stats and legendary performances, along with a fun, illustrated depiction of them. Every athlete is a winner in their own way, but who will you choose as your hero? Each book in the 40 Inspiring Icons series introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. Explore these other great topics through their most interesting icons: People of Peace, Super Scientists, Soccer Stars, Music Legends, Black Music Greats and Greek Gods and Heroes.
This is football done as a super-cool picture information book. Forty footballers are introduced over stylish double-page spreads, each one represented in graphic, stylish illustration that picks out distinctive characteristics. Blocks of text integrated into the opposite page fill you in on trophies and honours, games played, goals scored or saved, along with snippets of more unusual and original information (Stanley Matthews was paid £5 a week when he signed for Stoke; Franz Beckenbauer played the 1970 World Cup semi-final with a dislocated collarbone in a sling for 50 minutes). The facts and the figures and these extra bits of insight will make readers feel that they really know these players, and the book is very satisfying as a visual object too.