Ryk Neethling: Chasing the Dream (Inscribed)

R 150.00  

Subtitle: Chasing the Dream
Author: Clinton van der Berg
With Author's Inscription
Publisher: Struik (2009)
ISBN-10: 1770220305
ISBN-13: 9781770220300
Condition: Very Good. The cover is rubbed and scratched with scuffing along the edges and small creases across the corners. Dents and scratches on the top edge of the book. Top of the spine bumped.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 233
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15 x 2.2 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg

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This is the story of a fiercely determined swimmer from Bloemfontein who overcame great odds to become an Olympic champion. In this biography, Ryk tells of his travels to the US to pursue his Olympic dream and as a student at the University of Arizona (where he was named the University of Arizona Athlete of the Century); the experience of winning gold in Athens in 2004; the murky world of steroids in sport; his ongoing battle with the sport's administrators; his struggles with his Afrikaner identity; and his rejection of a multi million-dollar offer to swim for another country.


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