Download e-book for kindle: Going for Wisconsin Gold: Stories of Our State Olympians by Jessie Garcia

By Jessie Garcia

ISBN-10: 0870207652

ISBN-13: 9780870207655

U-S-A , U-S-A is a well-recognized chorus heard in each Olympics, yet actually it may be Wis-con-sin! seeing that pioneering hurdler Alvin Kraenzlein received his begin right here within the Eighteen Nineties, the Badger kingdom has nurtured, knowledgeable, or schooled greater than four hundred Olympic athletes in an enormous array of activities. Wisconsin’s diversified panorama and weather accommodate severe athletes whether or not they compete on ice, on snow, within the water, or on terra firma. we have a tendency to carry a Midwestern paintings ethic to our endeavors, and our Olympians have frequently been hailed within the press and in public as being one of the such a lot humble and down-to-earth humans round. Our country boasts a thriving adolescence activities tradition the place many homegrown athletes get their commence; others are drawn the following through our world-class universities, athletic amenities, and training expertise. irrespective of how an athlete involves Wisconsin, the nation turns into a part of his or her Olympic tale. In Going for Wisconsin Gold, writer Jessie Garcia offers insights into the lives of athletes who grew up or hung out in Wisconsin on their trip to the Olympic video games. She stocks a few of our rivals such a lot attractive tales—from those who became legend, like Dan Jansen’s heartbreaking falls and next magical gold, to not going brushes with glory (do you recognize which eco-friendly Bay Packer was once nearly an Olympic excessive jumper?). that includes the athletes’ own tales, a lot of them instructed right here intimately for the 1st time, plus photos from their deepest collections, Going for Wisconsin Gold presents a brand new and deeper knowing of the sacrifices, pleasure, ache, heartbreak, and whole commitment it takes to arrive the world’s grandest wearing competition.

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