Sports Legends

Publisher: Walker Books

This funny, touching book is filled with easy-to-read profiles of some of the most inspiring athletes in history, from all disciplines and backgrounds. From the record-breaking Olympian Jesse Owens, despised by the Nazis, who won a gold medal whilst Hitler was watching; to Sophia Flörsch, who survived a terrifying Formula One car crash aged 17 and kept racing after her recovery; to the indomitable spirit of tennis superstar Serena Williams, who has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and 3 Olympic gold medals, the achievements and personal philosophies of these sporting heroes are fascinating to read.

Written by award-winning sports journalist Rick Broadbent and illustrated throughout by James Davies, each of these 50 incredible stories has a motivating message for young sports fans at its heart. There are champion athletes who have dealt with bullying, body image, racism, sexism and homophobia to build their own successes, whilst others have learned through failures and mistakes to accept them, learn from them, and use them to succeed.

Totally inspiring and filled with fun trivia and memorable stories to captivate sports fans of all ages.

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