Letters to a Young Gymnast

Author: Nadia Comaneci

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780465025053

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

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In Letters to a Young Gymnast, Nadia Comaneci tells how she found the inner strength to become a world-class athlete at such a young age. Now a woman of tremendous poise and self-assurance, she offers unique insights into the mind of a top competitor. From how to live after you've realized your dream to the necessity of “a spirit forged with mettle,” Comaneci's thoughts on athleticism and sacrifice are eye-opening.

Letters to a Young Gymnast

Author: Nadia Comaneci

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786728655

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 2668

If there were such a thing as an "elder" stateswoman in women's gymnastics today, Nadia Comaneci would win that title as readily as she once won gold medals. Olga Korbut came before her, and many other medalists would follow, but none has ever been as dominant in winning the hearts of millions around the world. With grit and determination, Nadia Comaneci ushered in a new era for women's sports, one where young girls could vault into the arena of superstardom. Even today, almost thirty years after her greatest triumphs, you need only mention the name "Nadia" and gymnastics fans know instantly whom you are talking about. In Letters to a Young Gymnast, Nadia shows what it takes to achieve athletic perfection and become the best. With inspiring and dramatic stories from her own experience, she tells us how the young girl that Bela Karolyi discovered in a Romanian elementary school found the inner strength to become a world-class athlete at such a young age. This collection of Nadia's memories, anecdotes, and advice grants unique insights into the mind of a top competitor. From how to live after you've realized your dream, to the necessity of "a spirit forged with mettle," Nadia's thoughts on athleticism and sacrifice are eye-opening and surprisingly challenging.

SUMMARY - Letters To A Young Gymnast By Nadia Comaneci

Author: Shortcut Edition

Publisher: Shortcut Edition


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. Reading this summary, you will discover how the Romanian gymnast Nadia Comãneci became a legend in her field. You will also discover : behind the scenes of high level gymnastics between 1970 and 1984; the living conditions in Romania during the Cold War; how Nadia Comãneci's character was forged; her relationship with her coaches; how and why she became so famous. At a very young age, Nadia Comãneci developed exceptional skills for sport. These led her to an extraordinary destiny. Passionate about gymnastics, she was the first athlete to achieve top marks in competition. As a result, she was the object of admiration but also of all fantasies, as a showcase for an opaque communist regime. Are you ready to discover her exceptional destiny? *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Opening Paul's Letters

Author: Patrick Gray

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 0801039223

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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An experienced teacher provides an accessible textbook on the Pauline letters that orients beginning students to the genre in which Paul writes.


Author: Heather E. Schwartz

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1420506226

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 7805

Combining strength, flexibility, agility, coordination, balance, and grace, gymnastics has evolved from ancient Greek exercises into a popular modern recreational and competitive sport with participants from two years old to world class athletes. Artistic gymnastics captivates viewers of the Summer Olympics worldwide. Providing an overview of the sport's origins and evolution, this book presents the scientific principles and concepts relevant to gymnastics, the biomechanics and physiology involved, and the elements of sports medicine uniquely associated with gymnasts.


Author: Elizabeth Morgan

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1534561102

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

View: 8119

In order to execute amazing tumbling passes and stick the perfect landing, gymnasts need proper training and a lot of practice. They also need to understand the science behind what they’re doing on the mat and in the air. Readers are introduced to the areas of STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—that help gymnasts perform at their best, including the ways engineers have created safer equipment and the ways technology is being used to reduce injury. Eye-catching fact boxes, detailed sidebars, and full-color photographs provide readers with an inside look at the science behind this popular sport.

Girl Culture

Author: Claudia Mitchell,Jacqueline Reid-Walsh

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313339080


Page: 372

View: 5413

An encyclopedia that analyzes the interaction between girls and mainstream culture provides a series of essays examining girl culture and over two hundred and fifty alphabetically arranged articles examining aspects of that culture.

Sports around the World: History, Culture, and Practice [4 volumes]

Author: John Nauright

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159884301X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1848

View: 5630

This multivolume set is much more than a collection of essays on sports and sporting cultures from around the world: it also details how and why sports are played wherever they exist, and examines key charismatic athletes from around the world who have transcended their sports. • Nearly 900 entries cover most aspects of sport from around the world • Contributions from more than 200 distinguished scholars, such as Mark Dyreson, Henning Eichberg, Malcolm MacLean, S.W. Pope, and Rob Ruck • Entries on players, stadiums, arenas, famous games and matches, major scandals, and disasters • Lists of Olympic medalists for all events since 1896 as well as lists of winners of major events such as the FIFA World Cup and MLB World Series • Further reading selections provide direction for in-depth analysis of each event, sport, personality, or issue discussed

Women's Artistic Gymnastics

Author: Roslyn Kerr,Natalie Barker-Ruchti,Carly Stewart,Gretchen Kerr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000030660

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 8521

This book lifts the lid on the high pressured, complex world of women’s artistic gymnastics. By adopting a socio-cultural lens incorporating historical, sociological and psychological perspectives, it takes the reader through the story and workings of women’s artistic gymnastics. Beginning with its early history as a ‘feminine appropriate’ sport, the book follows the sport through its transition to a modern sports form. Including global cases and innovative narrative methods, it explores the way gymnasts have experienced its intense challenges, the complexities of the coach-athlete relationship, and how others involved in the sport, such as parents and medical personnel, have contributed to the reproduction of a highly demanding and potentially abusive sporting culture. With the focus on a unique women’s sport, the book is an important read for researchers and students studying sport sociology, sport coaching, and physical education, but it is also a valuable resource for anyone interested in the development of sporting talent.

Youth Cultures in America [2 volumes]

Author: Simon J. Bronner,Cindy Dell Clark

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440833923

Category: Social Science

Page: 821

View: 8347

What are the components of youth cultures today? This encyclopedia examines the facets of youth cultures and brings them to the forefront. Offers information on groups beyond the gangs the public associates with youth culture, providing definitions of suburban youth culture, survivalists and preppers, the deaf, skateboarders, Gen X, soldiers, and street kids, among others Provides coverage of the expressive genres of American youth and the way they have shaped public tastes and trends, such as music, dance, fashion, tattooing, body piercing, social media, and more Features an exploration of life issues for youth that have entered into the headlines—for example, bullying, cliques, rites of passage, student protest and activism, child abuse, and drugs