WOMEN WHO WIN by Francene Sabin


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Well-written profiles of fourteen woman athletes who've toiled to take first place in their respective fields. Emphasizing the hard work, dedication and perseverance they've needed to excel, the author portrays skater Janet Lynn spending six to ten hours a day on the ice. . . or gymnast Cathy Rigby putting in an equal amount of time on the balance beam. Others in this winner's circle include Billie Jean King, track star Cheryl Toussaint, bowler Paula Sperber, golfer Kathy Whitworth, the skiing Cochran sisters, diver Micki King and an assortment of swimmers. Pertinent and personable--a notch above the recent Women in Sports (KR, p. 188)

Pub Date: April 14th, 1975
Publisher: Random House