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29 Gold Medals - Team GB's London 2012 Olympic Games Story [Kindle Edition]

John White
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What a spectacular 16 days of sport the London 2012 Olympic Games produced. This book is the story of the men and women who helped Team GB win 29 gold medals at the Games and surpass Beijing’s tally of 19 golds at the 2008 Olympiad. In this book you will not only learn about how the gold medal was won but also many stories of the athletes’ themselves. There were many firsts for Great Britain at the Games. Mo Farah’s victory in the 10,000m was the first global title for a Briton over the distance. Team GB also won their first ever individual dressage medals, first ever slalom gold medal and the Games witnessed the first female British rowers to win an Olympic title. Nicola Adams made boxing history at the 2012 London Olympic Games by becoming the first ever female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal whilst Jade Jones won Great Britain’s first ever Olympic taekwondo gold medal. But so much more importantly 36-year old rower Katherine Grainger won her first Olympic gold medal having suffered the heartache of three silver medals at the three previous Olympiads. If you enjoyed the 2012 London Olympic Games and celebrated when a member of Team GB claimed a covered gold medal then this book is a must-read for you as it will bring back those wonderful moments of sporting history.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 168 KB
  • Print Length: 31 pages
  • Publisher: Red Devil Publishing (13 Aug 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008XKUVVW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #231,709 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 17 Nov 2012
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I can not understand the uniformly good reviews and marks for this book, to the point of suspicion. It was the reviews that persuaded me to buy this, rather than the cheap price, which still feels like a rip-off.
So what do you get here?
Each Gold medallist gets a 2-3 page summary of what they did, which anyone who watched on TV could have written, followed by an 'interesting fact' which at least one of the reviewers believes is worth the purchase price alone! (it isn't)
My overall emotion having bought this - crushing disappointment.
Buy if you want a superficial overview of each of Team GB's gold medals.
Avoid if you want an uplifting memento of a glorious summer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor Summary 29 Dec 2012
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Very quickly put together and it shows. Too many errors here for it to be a credible addition to anyone's book collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 29 STARS 17 Aug 2012
By Katie
Five stars does not do this e-book the praise it deserves. White has masterfully covered every single one of Team GB's 29 gold medal winners at London 2012 in this magnificent download. Relive many of the wonderful moments from London - "It's number one for me. The biggest win of my life" was Andy Murray's emotional verdict after winning the Olympic Tennis Men's Singles Final at the All England Club, Wimbledon with a truly emphatic victory over arguably the greatest tennis player of all-time, Roger Federer from Switzerland. The 25-year old Scot from Dunblane beat Federer, the winner of the Wimbledon men's crown 7 times and the holder of the most number of Majors, with 14, in straight sets 6-2, 6-1 6-4 on a raucous Centre Court. Murray became the first British player to win the Olympic singles gold medal since Josiah Ritchie in 1908, the first of three occasions when London hosted an Olympiad (1908, 1948 & 2012). This is a must own e-book.
Katie
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5.0 out of 5 stars PURE GOLD 16 Aug 2012
John White is a prolific sports writer as you can see from the release of this e-book. He has managed to encapsulate all 29 of Team GB's gold medal winners at London 2012 into this superb downloadable e-book. Team GB comprising Scott Brash (on Hello Sanctos), Peter Charles (on Vindicat), Ben Maher (on Tripple X) and Nick Skelton (on Big Star) won the gold medal in a thrilling show jumping final, their first gold in the event in 60 years. Download this e-book from Amazon and relive the London 2012 Games.
Seamus McHugh
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good read 17 Nov 2013
By Leanne
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It's a Great book. Takes you back to London 2012 all over again. I would go back over and over again.
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3.0 out of 5 stars GOOD 1 Jan 2013
By Katie
I thought the book was good lots of informative information and facts about the gold medals

Also there was quiet a bit if background information on what the athletes had achieved in the passed

I hope you find this review helpful
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5.0 out of 5 stars SENSATIONAL READ 29 Aug 2012
By Aidso
If you celebrated Team GB's triumphs at the London 2012 Games then you can enjoy them time and time again with this excellent e-book. John White has left no stone unturned in his meticulous research behind the British athletes who claimed gold at London 2012. White not only tells us how the gold medal was won but gives us so many fascinating associated stories as well. For example, Greg Rutherford's long jump gold was the first time since the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan that GB had won the long jump, Lynn Davies from Wales winning gold with a jump of 8.07m. Mike Powell of the USA is the reigning world record holder for the long jump which he set on 30 August 1991 in Tokyo, Japan with a leap of 8.95m to beat the record set by Bob Beamon at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City, Mexico of 8.90 on 30 October 1968. Download this superb read from Amazon.
Adrian
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'M IN LOVE 27 Aug 2012
By cathy
Loved the Olympics, loved Mo Farah's two brilliant performances, loved Jessica Ennis's achievement, love this e-book. All you could ever want to know about Team GB's 29 gold medal winners is in this excellent read. A piece of literary genius from a sports author who is at the top of his game when it comes to writing sports trivia themed e-books.

Cathy
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