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The Resource The Matchless Six

The Matchless Six

Label
The Matchless Six
Title
The Matchless Six
Statement of responsibility
Ron Hotchkiss
Title variation
matchless six
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the story of Canadas first womens Olympic team
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is July 1928, and Canada's first women's Olympic team -- "The Matchless Six" -- is heading to Amsterdam, the site of the ninth Olympiad of the modern era. Canada's finest female track-and-field athletes, having survived rigorous training and the grueling selection process at the Olympic Trials, were determined to take their big talent and big dreams to the top. Meet Jane Bell, Myrtle Cook, Bobbie Rosenfeld, and Ethel Smith, the "Flying Four" who comprised Canada's first relay team; Ethel Catherwood, the "Saskatoon Lily," who became the champion high-jumper and the most photographed female athlete at the Olympic Games; and Jean Thompson, the youngest member of the team at seventeen, who became one of the world's most outstanding middle-distance runners. It was an impressive achievement: "A team of six from Canada, a country of less than ten million, competed against 121 athletes from 21 countries, whose total population was 300 million." Impressive indeed.For many years, historian Ron Hotchkiss has been fascinated by "The Matchless Six," the conquering heroines who took Amsterdam by storm. His extensive research has led to this riveting account, full of black-and-white archival photographs, of the events leading up to and following that fateful summer in the history of Canadian sport.From the Trade Paperback edition
Summary
Highlights the lives and accomplishments of each of the six women on the first Canadian track and field Olympic team, and details their experiences during the competition in Amsterdam in 1928
Award
Amelia Bloomer List, 2007
Biography type
collective biography
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183966
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NjBwBT
Dewey number
  • 796.480971092
  • 920
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adolescent
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the story of Canada's first women's Olympic team
Label
The Matchless Six
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:5d932976-5c94-49d6-8ffa-a0be3aee9c68
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781770490673
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Matchless Six
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:5d932976-5c94-49d6-8ffa-a0be3aee9c68
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781770490673
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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