Making Waves: My Journey To Winning Olympic Gold And Defeating The East German Doping Program

byShirley Babashoff, Chris EptingForeword byDonna De Varona

July 22, 2016|
Making Waves: My Journey To Winning Olympic Gold And Defeating The East German Doping Program by Shirley Babashoff
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In her extraordinary swimming career, Shirley Babashoff set thirty-nine national records and eleven world records. Prior to the 1990s, she was the most successful U.S. female Olympian and, in her prime, was widely considered to be the greatest female swimmer in the world. Heading into the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Babashoff was pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and followed closely by the media. Hopes were high that she would become ''the female Mark Spitz.'' All of that changed once Babashoff questioned the shocking masculinity of the swimmers on the East German women''s team. Once celebrated as America''s golden girl, Babashoff was accused of poor sportsmanship and vilified by the press with a new nickname: ''Surly Shirley.'' Making Waves displays the remarkable strength and resilience that made Babashoff such a dynamic champion. From her difficult childhood and beginnings as a determined young athlete growing up in Southern California in the 1960s, through her triumphs as the greatest female amateur swimmer in the world, Babashoff tells her story in the same unflinching manner that made her both the most dominant female swimmer of her time and one of the most controversial athletes in Olympic history.
Shirley Babashoff is an American Olympic champion swimmer. In her extraordinary career, she set six world records and thirty-seven national records and earned a total of eight individual Olympic medals. She won a gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle relay in both the 1972 and 1976 Olympics, and four silver medals in the 4 x 100 meter...
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Title:Making Waves: My Journey To Winning Olympic Gold And Defeating The East German Doping ProgramFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.91 inShipping dimensions:272 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.91 inPublished:22 juillet 2016Publisher:Santa Monica PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1595800875

ISBN - 13:9781595800879

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