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The Resource Rowdy rising : from rejected to unrivaled, Dainon Moody ; [foreword by Bob Costas]

Rowdy rising : from rejected to unrivaled, Dainon Moody ; [foreword by Bob Costas]

Label
Rowdy rising : from rejected to unrivaled
Title
Rowdy rising
Title remainder
from rejected to unrivaled
Statement of responsibility
Dainon Moody ; [foreword by Bob Costas]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The limited shelf life of Olympic athletes collapsed in 1980 for Rowdy Gaines and about 280 other elite U.S. athletes when President Jimmy Carter announced America would boycott the Games in Moscow. Instead of distinguishing his country on an international stage, the world's fastest swimmer found himself instead languishing in the lifeguard chair at his hometown pool. Author Dainon Moody details a story of Gaines' resurrection during an earlier era when sponsorships eluded star swimmers. Rather than cashing checks for wearing sports-company merchandise, the 20-something competitor worked nights as a hotel desk clerk, practiced laps for hours each day and lived in virtual poverty. Moody's driving voice captures the naysayers who dismissed "the old guy in the pool" and then it brings home the explosive performances that delivered three gold medals before cheering throngs at the Olympics in Los Angeles. But Rowdy Rising takes readers beyond the dark-horse podium glory of 1984 and goes on to examine Gaines' lifelong immersion into what may be the world's oldest sport. Cataloging everything from childhood swims in gator-infested neighborhood lakes to records set at the Masters level, the biography of this U.S. hero touches everyone who has ever waded into the water. Perhaps most surprising is the athlete's sudden paralysis and recovery from the potentially life-threatening Guillain-Barre Syndrome. In all aspects, it is a story of one man rising above his circumstances"--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IKG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moody, Dainon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Costas, Bob
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gaines, Rowdy
  • Swimmers
  • Olympic athletes
Label
Rowdy rising : from rejected to unrivaled, Dainon Moody ; [foreword by Bob Costas]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952028560
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781943307043
Isbn Type
:c$18.99
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Rowdy rising : from rejected to unrivaled, Dainon Moody ; [foreword by Bob Costas]
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn952028560
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
238 pages
Isbn
9781943307043
Isbn Type
:c$18.99
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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