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From the Jaws of Defeat: Amazing Comebacks and Inspiring Capitulations
     

From the Jaws of Defeat: Amazing Comebacks and Inspiring Capitulations

by Tim Lane (Editor)
 

Compiled by two celebrated Australian sports journalists, this tribute to sport's most trimumphant moments celebrates Australian athletes who have stared down the black hole of defeat and despair and found a glimmer of hope that encouraged them to continue. From Kieren Perkins's gold medal in the 1500m freestyle at the 1996 Olympics to Steve Waugh and the men's

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Compiled by two celebrated Australian sports journalists, this tribute to sport's most trimumphant moments celebrates Australian athletes who have stared down the black hole of defeat and despair and found a glimmer of hope that encouraged them to continue. From Kieren Perkins's gold medal in the 1500m freestyle at the 1996 Olympics to Steve Waugh and the men's soccer team winning the World Cup in 1999, these stories showcase the honor and grace of turning a defeat into a victory, providing inspiration for athletes who struggle against incredible odds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780522851472
Publisher:
Melbourne University Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Tim Lane is a sports broadcaster and Australian Football League commentator on the Ten Network, host on ABC Radio's Friday Night, and a writer for The Age. Nick Richardson teaches journalism at RMIT University and is a columnist for the Herald-Sun. He is the author of Ricky Ponting.

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