Dreams Do Come True

Author: Katherine Grainger
Editor: Andre Deutsch Limited
ISBN: 9780233003818
Size: 19,87 MB
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The World Championships winning rower chronicles her life, from her academic achievements to her involvement in the sport, and details the journey that earned her the gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Katherine Grainger

Author: Katherine Grainger
Editor: Andre Deutsch Limited
ISBN: 9780233004204
Size: 16,38 MB
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Originally published: London: Andrae Deutsh, 2013.

Katherine Grainger My Autobiography

Author: Katherine Grainger
ISBN: 9780233004853
Size: 12,11 MB
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Katherine Grainger was Great Britain's finest woman rower, but there was one gigantic itch that needed to be scratched. On August 3, 2012, on the water at Eton Dorney, she--and Anna Watkins--rubbed away and London 2012 Olympic Games women's Double Sculls gold medals were theirs. Three times a silver medalist in the Olympic Games, Katherine Grainger could now retire as the Olympic champion at the age of 36--completing a career that had seen her win six World Championships and eight World Cup gold medals--but she didn't. Instead, after two and a half years trying to live up to her promise of showing everyone in Britain her gold medal, in early 2015 Katherine announced that she would be back to defend her title at Rio in 2016. Even before this monumental decision, Katherine's story was a remarkable one, proof that nice people can be winners and dedication and hard work pays off. Incredibly bright, Grainger combined her athletic career with her education and she has degrees from Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities and a PhD from London, in subjects as diverse as law, philosophy, and homicide. No wonder she is so much in demand as a much and motivational speaker. Katherine Grainger: The Autobiography tells the inspirational story of one of Britain's golden girls from London 2012 and now is updated with a chapter following her months of training to get back into the boat, the World Cup series of 2015 with new partner Vicky Thornley, and the build-up to Rio.


Author: Torsten Krude
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108447376
Size: 14,81 MB
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Prominent intellectuals and public figures explore the dynamics of development, offering varying perspectives from a range of fields.

The Talent Lab

Author: Owen Slot
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 147352850X
Size: 16,25 MB
Format: PDF
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Longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Simon Timson and Chelsea Warr were the Performance Directors of UK Sport, tasked with the outrageous objective of delivering even greater success to Team GB and ParalympicsGB at Rio than in 2012. Something no other host nation had ever achieved in the next Games. In The Talent Lab, Owen Slot brings unique access to Team GB’s intelligence, sharing for the first time the incredible breakthroughs and insights they discovered that often extend way beyond sport. Using lessons from organisations as far afield as the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music, the NFL Draft, the Royal College of Surgeons and the SAS, it shows how talent can be discovered, created, shaped and sustained. Charting the success of the likes of Chris Hoy, Max Whitlock, Adam Peaty, Ed Clancy, Lizzy Yarnold, Dave Henson, Tom Daley, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Katherine Grainger, the Brownlee Brothers, Helen Glover, Anthony Joshua and the women’s hockey team, The Talent Lab tells just how it was done and how any team, business or individual might learn from it.

One Golden Summer The Telegraph At The London Games Ebook

Author: Telegraph Media Group
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0755364929
Size: 13,24 MB
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Exclusive to this ebook-only edition, relive the incredible summer of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games with this inspirational series of articles from the Telegraph, available as a collection for the first time.


Author: Paul Thompson
Editor: Crowood
ISBN: 1785000616
Size: 15,83 MB
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Whether you are about to go out in a sculling boat for the first time, simply enjoy recreational sculling, or have aspirations to be a member of the national team, this book contains information that will help you to improve your performance and maximize your potential. Sculling considers the principles that underlie training, technique and the correct adjustment of the boat's rigging and gearing. It also offers practical advice on how those principles can be applied. In addition, the book covers a wide range of other important subjects, including; technique and training; confidence building and mental skills; racing strategies; physiological requirements; healthy sculling, nutrition and injury prevention; effective learning and coaching; safety; and different types and designs of sculling boats, blades and equipment. Written by an internationally successful rowing and sculling coach, this comprehensive book will be invaluable to all scullers and their coaches.

Training For The Complete Rower

Author: Paul Thompson
Editor: Crowood
ISBN: 178500087X
Size: 15,15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book aims to provide and challenge coaches and rowers with best practice, advice, principles and training programmes to improve their rowing experience and performance. Regardless of whether you are looking to improve on-water performance, set an indoor rowing personal best or enhance the quality of your training you will find something of value within these pages. Topics covered include: training and technique; egrometer training; specific rowing conditioning; strength training; monitoring and assessing land training; mobility and flexibility; weighlifting technique; trunk training; nutrition and mental skills. 'With the approaches detailed in this book, were were able to break records on the water and on the rowing machine and face our Olympic final feeling totally prepared and genuinely excited about the challenge. Regardless of your starting point, the guidance in this book will help you take the next steps towards your own goal, and to making your own magic. Good luck!' Dr Katherine Grainger CBE and Anna Watkins MBE. Aimed at coaches and rowers at all levels of the sport. Fully illustrated with 90 colour photographs.

P S O Hegarty 1879 1955

Author: Keiron Curtis
Editor: Anthem Press
ISBN: 9780857282309
Size: 17,38 MB
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'P. S. O'Hegarty (1879-1955)' provides an informative and lively biography of the Irish nationalist P.S. O'Hegarty, a major historical figure in the modern separatist movement.

Running My Life The Autobiography

Author: Seb Coe
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1444731041
Size: 13,69 MB
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One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. From an early age he has been driven to be the best at everything he does. Since the moment Coe stood alongside a 'scrubby' municipal running track in Sheffield, he knew that sport could change his life. It did. Breaking an incredible twelve world records and three of them in just forty-one days, Seb became the only athlete to take gold at 1500 metres in two successive Olympic Games (Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984). The same passion galvanised Coe in 2005, when he led Britain's bid to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to London. He knew that if we won it would regenerate an East London landscape and change the lives of thousands of young people. It has. Born in Hammersmith and coached by his engineer father, Coe went from a secondary modern school and Loughborough University to become the fastest middle-distance runner of his generation. His rivalry with Steve Ovett gripped a nation and made Britain feel successful at a time of widespread social discontent. From sport Coe transferred his ideals to politics, serving in John Major's Conservative government from 1992 to 1997 and developing 'sharp elbows' to become chief of staff to William Hague, leader of the Party from 1997 to 2001 and finally a member of the House of Lords. Running My Life is in turns exhilarating, inspiring, amusing, and extremely moving. Everyone knows where Sebastian Coe ended up. Few people realise how he got there. This is his personal journey.