Tigerbelle

by Wyomia Tyus
Tigerbelle
  • ISBN-13: 9781617756580
  • Author(s): Wyomia Tyus
  • Foreword by: Joy Reid
  • Subject: Sports & outdoor recreation
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • Imprint: Akashic Books
  • Publication Date: 04-10-2018
  • Format: p/b

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£13.99
In 1968, Wyomia Tyus became the first person ever to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympic Games, a feat not repeated for twenty years or exceeded for almost fifty. From Tyus's childhood as the daughter of a dairy farmer, through her Olympic triumphs to her post-competition struggles to make a way for herself and other female athletes, Tigerbelle helps to fill the gap currently occupying Black women's place in American history, providing insight not only on what it takes to be a champion but also on what it means to stake out an identity in an often hostile world.
About the book

In 1968, Wyomia Tyus became the first person ever to win gold medals in the 100-meter sprint in two consecutive Olympic Games, a feat not repeated for twenty years or exceeded for almost fifty. From Tyus's childhood as the daughter of a dairy farmer, through her Olympic triumphs to her post-competition struggles to make a way for herself and other female athletes, Tigerbelle helps to fill the gap currently occupying Black women's place in American history, providing insight not only on what it takes to be a champion but also on what it means to stake out an identity in an often hostile world.