Download e-book for kindle: Duels in the Pool: Swimming’s Greatest Rivalries (Rowman & by Matthew De George

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By Matthew De George

In the activities international, battles among competitors will be pleasant, hotly contested, or perhaps adversarial. anyone recreation at its middle, swimming is outlined by way of iconic rivalries corresponding to these among Ian Thorpe and furnish Hackett, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, and Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres. all through its background, swimming has showcased a few of its best athletes competing nose to nose, difficult one another in ways in which captivate their lovers.

Duels within the Pool: Swimming’s maximum Rivalries highlights the easiest of those contests. Spanning approximately a hundred years, this booklet delves into the person showdowns, group battles, pleasant competitions, and heated political rivalries that experience performed out in swimming pools world wide. From their early beginnings in the course of the highlights in their careers, this e-book follows the head athletes within the recreation and the competitors who driven them to the head of swimming. person races are mentioned, bringing to existence the serious pageant that drove the swimmers to glory. as well as the person athletes, Duels within the Pool also examines probably the most interesting rivalries that existed among faculties and between international locations. even supposing such rivalries as these among the U.S. and Australia came about completely within the pool, others, resembling the conflict opposed to East Germany throughout the Nineteen Seventies and 80s, have been intensified via the political weather and allegations of doping.

Exhaustively researched, Duels within the Pool contains unique interviews and wealthy information, shining a gentle on a few of the sport’s most interesting athletes and the rivalries that propelled them to greatness. This ebook will attraction not just to activities historians and researchers but additionally to fanatics of swimming at each point.

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