The Matchless Six

The Matchless Six

The Story of Canada's First Women's Olympic Team

eBook - 2006
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It is July 1928, and Canada's first women's Olympic team --"The Matchless Six" -- is heading to Amsterdam, the site of the ninth Olympiad of the modern era. Canada's finest female track-and-field athletes, having survived rigorous training and the grueling selection process at the Olympic Trials, were determined to take their big talent and big dreams to the top. Meet Jane Bell, Myrtle Cook, Bobbie Rosenfeld, and Ethel Smith, the "Flying Four" who comprised Canada's first relay team; Ethel Catherwood, the "Saskatoon Lily," who became the champion high-jumper and the most photographed female athlete at the Olympic Games; and Jean Thompson, the youngest member of the team at seventeen, who became one of the world's most outstanding middle-distance runners.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, [2006]
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781770490673
1770490671
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations, portraits
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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