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The Resource Collision course : the Olympic tragedy of Mary Decker and Zola Budd, Jason Henderson

Collision course : the Olympic tragedy of Mary Decker and Zola Budd, Jason Henderson

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Collision course : the Olympic tragedy of Mary Decker and Zola Budd
Title
Collision course
Title remainder
the Olympic tragedy of Mary Decker and Zola Budd
Statement of responsibility
Jason Henderson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Mary Decker's clash with Zola Budd at the 1984 Los Angeles Games is one of the biggest and most controversial events in Olympic history. In a head-to-head that gripped the imagination of the world, the 3000 metres race pitted the experienced and glamourous world champion from the host nation against a prodigious, teenage waif from South Africa wearing a hastily-organised British flag on her vest and, memorably, no shoes on her feet. Disastrously, a mid-race collision saw Decker tumble to the inside of the track after her legs tangled with Budd's as the 18-year-old overtook the American in a battle for pole position. Distraught and unable to carry on, the tearful Decker watched in frustration as Maricica Puica of Romania stormed to gold while Budd, who was heavily booed by the partisan crowd in the closing stages, faded to seventh. Using the famous Olympic moment as its focal point, Collision Course tells the story of two of the best-known and greatest athletes of all time, analyses their place in history as pioneers of women's sport, and lifts the lid on two lives that have been filled of sporting and political intrigue that, until now, has never been fully told
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DLC
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1969-
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Henderson, Jason
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Decker, Mary
  • Budd, Zola
  • Olympic Games
  • Budd, Zola
  • Decker, Mary
  • Olympic Games
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Runners (Sports)
  • Great Britain
  • South Africa
  • United States
Label
Collision course : the Olympic tragedy of Mary Decker and Zola Budd, Jason Henderson
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
961924353
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781909715363
Lccn
2016417438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961924353
Label
Collision course : the Olympic tragedy of Mary Decker and Zola Budd, Jason Henderson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
961924353
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781909715363
Lccn
2016417438
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)961924353

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