By Nathan Aaseng
Athletes have regularly been visible as position versions, as heroes, as proficient people who can entertain and encourage their enthusiasts with acts of grace, energy, agility, and talent. From ice hockey to trace and box, from tennis to boxing, African american citizens have excelled in each significant activity. From the past due nineteenth century in the course of the contemporary, some of the most dear and famous personalities in specialist and novice activities were African americans. African-American Athletes highlights these athletes, women and men, who've competed on the optimum degrees in a single or extra activities and set new criteria of achievement in the event you have them. every one access presents an exhilarating and enlightening biographical profile, focusing on the occasions in that person's existence with regards to his or her accomplishments in activities, by means of an updated additional analyzing record on that particular. A normal advent orients the reader to African american citizens in activities, topic indexes checklist each one athlete by means of date of start and by means of game, and a basic bibliography lists different assets at the subject. the final reader, the coed, and the activities fan will locate the data contained during this e-book interesting and straightforward to entry
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Olympic team in both events. The 1984 Olympics were marred by the absence of the boycotting Eastern European countries, traditionally strong in women’s track. BriscoHooks took advantage of the void to sprint to victory and Olympic records in both of her events. 84. 83, and she earned a share of a third record and gold medal in the 4 ϫ 400 relay. It was Brisco-Hooks’s singular moment in the sun; later she competed in the 1988 Olympics and added a relay silver medal to her collection. Further Reading Cort, M.
Beamon did and qualified easily. The finals were held on October 18 under overcast skies under constant threat of rain. Beamon, the fourth jumper of 17 finalists, took off down the runway, thinking of nothing more than getting a legal jump in to start the competition. This time the lanky, six-foot, three-inch Beamon hit the takeoff board perfectly. He climbed into the air, soared for a seemingly impossible length of time, and stretched his legs over the sand pit. Immediately, Beamon knew he had hit an excellent jump, but he had no inkling of what he had just accomplished.
Fifty Years, Fifty Heroes. : Self-published, 1997. Henderson, Edwin B. The Black Athlete: Emergence and Arrival. New York: Publishers Company, 1968. “Young Pro,” Time, January 19, 1959, p. 75. Beamon, Bob (Robert Beamon) (1946– ) track-and-field long jumper For one brief moment in his career, Bob Beamon achieved the ultimate goal of all top athletes— perfection. ” Beamon was born on August 29, 1946, in the South Jamaica section of Queens, New York, under the bleakest of circumstances. He was born out of wedlock to a mother who was so ill with tuberculosis that she never touched him and died before he reached his first birthday and he never knew his father’s name.