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Famous Immigrant Athletes

Famous Immigrant Athletes

by John A. Torres


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Some people say that music is the universal language. If that's, true, then sports are a close second. Think about it. Every four years the countries of the world come together for soccer's World Cup as well as for the Olympics. They take pride in presenting their best to compete against the best. The United States stands out because it is a country of immigrants. In fact, some of the best US athletes were born in other countries. Learn about the greatness of basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, tennis champion Martina Navratilova, baseball hero Albert Pujols, weight lifter-turned-movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger, and other athletes who have come to America and excelled.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780766092433
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication date: 01/15/2018
Series: Making America Great: Immigrant Success Stories
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Chapter 1 Dikembe Mutombo 9

Chapter 2 Albert Pujols 19

Chapter 3 Martina Navratilova 30

Chapter 4 Arnold Schwarzenegger 41

Chapter 5 Tamba Hali 57

Chapter 6 Maria Sharapova 66

Chapter 7 Patrick Ewing 78

Chapter 8 Mariano Rivera 87

Chapter Notes 98

Glossary 104

Further Reading 105

Index 108

About The Author 112

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