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on 17 November 2012
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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on 17 August 2012
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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on 15 August 2012
In this e-book you will learn all about how Team GB won 29 gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The writing style is superb and very easy to read as this part-entry from John White's classy e-book will show: Mo Farah followed up his sensational victory in the final of the 10,000m at the London 2012 Olympic Games by winning the gold medal over 5,000m a week later in front of a cacophony of sound inside the Olympic Stadium. Prior to the race he received a standing ovation from the 80,000 fans packed inside the Olympic Stadium as people cheered and whistled and with so many Union Jack flags waving in the crowd you could almost have mistaken the evening for the Last Night of the Proms. As Mo turned every corner and ran down both straights people were jumping up and down and urging him on. Spurred on by practically every man, woman and child in attendance Farah responded to the support of the fans and moved to the front of the pack with 700m to go. The vocal support he received was deafening as a crescendo of cheers bellowed down from the stands and outpoured on to the track. He completed the last mile of the race in 4 minutes and 00.50 seconds and a blistering final lap of 52.9 seconds to stave off the challenge of Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel and Kenya's Thomas Longosiwa to win his second gold medal of the Games in a time of 13 minutes and 41.66 seconds. This is one e-book you will not ant to miss out on downloading.
Michelle
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on 16 August 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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on 15 August 2012
John White's writing style is so inviting as he draws you into his stories and makes you want to read more and more about Team GB's gold medal successes at London 2012. Take this entry as an example: When Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins triumphed in the women's double sculls at London 2012 they claimed Team GB's sixth gold medal at the Games (and Team GB's second rowing gold medal following the success of Helen Glover & Helen Stanning in the women's pair). But so much more importantly it was 36-year old Grainger's first Olympic gold medal having suffered the heartache of three silver medals at the three previous Olympiads; Sydney 2000 (quad), Athens 2004 (coxless pair), Beijing 2008 (quad). The eternal bridesmaid had finally become the bride and the 30,000 fans around the Olympic lake exploded with gale force ferocity cheering for the hugely popular pair. But expectations were high for the British duo going into London 2012 as they were the reigning world champions and they did not disappoint a raucous 30,000 strong crowd at Eton Dorney. Superb!
Gary oneill
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on 29 August 2012
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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on 19 August 2012
At London 2012, Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott won Team GB's first ever slalom gold medal; in 1992 at Barcelona Gareth Marriott won silver in the men's C1; in 2000 at the Sydney Games Paul Ratcliffe won silver in the men's K1; at the 2004 Athens Games Campbell Walsh won silver in the men's K1 whilst Helen Reeves won bronze in the women's K1 and at the 2008 Games in Beijing David Florence won silver in the men's C1. Just a little piece of trivia from White's excellent e-book.
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on 29 December 2012
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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on 15 August 2012
Charlotte Dujardin became only the second British rider to win double gold at one Olympic Games, following the eventer Richard Meade who won gold in the individual onboard Laurieston and gold on the same horse in the team eventing at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, West Germany. This is merely one interesting statistic John White has compiled in his e-book. I loved the London 2012 Olympic Games and I love this e-book.
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on 15 August 2012
Relive every second of the 29 glorious triumphs of Team GB at the 2012 Olympics. John White does a wonderful job bringing each triumphant moment to life in this great little e-book. Read about Jessica Ennis' battle through the heptathlon, Mo Farah's double gold distance runs and Anthony Joshua's final moments in capturing the last of those 29 magnificent golds. Download it now!
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