9780732272630

Louise Sauvage : My Story

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  • ISBN13:

    9780732272630

  • ISBN10:

    0732272637

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-11-01
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Australia

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Summary

Louise Sauvage is one of the most celebrated athletes in Australia's sporting history. A three-time Paralympian, Louise has dominated wheelchair racing over the past decade, claiming titles in everything from marathons to short sprints. Her international dominance as an athlete began in 1990 when, at the age of 16, she claimed gold in the 100 meters at the World Championship in Assen. The winner of nine gold Paralympic medals over the last three Games and countless other races worldwide, including the Boston and Los Angeles Marathons, she has won the International Wheelchair Athlete of the Year Award three years running. Louise now shares her amazing, courageous, and always inspiring story.

Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Dawn Fraser
Introduction xiii
Ian Heads
The Wind Beneath my Wheels
1(2)
Don't Cry for me
3(16)
Sports Girl
19(8)
The Worst Years of my Life
27(10)
World Champ... and Starry-Eyed!
37(9)
They Said I'd Never Make It!
46(5)
Barcelona-Ole!
51(9)
Next Stop: The World
60(11)
`Melt Into Obscurity, Mr Tunstall'
71(11)
Atlanta Gold
82(5)
Atlanta Blues
87(10)
The Long Road Home
97(13)
The Great Race
110(14)
Win Some... Lose Some
124(12)
The Gathering Storm
136(16)
Countdown!
152(24)
Let the Games Begin
176(21)
One Down... A Long Way to Go
197(36)
Doing it my Way
233(13)
Back to the Future
246(20)
Appendix 1 -- Awards & Recognition 1990 to 2001 266(3)
Appendix 2 -- Performance Record 1990 to 2001 269(20)
Index 289

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