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Making waves : my journey to winning Olympic Gold and defeating the East German Doping Program

Author: Shirley Babashoff; Chris Epting
Publisher: Solana Beach, CA : Santa Monica Press LLC, [2016]
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Babashoff, Shirley, 1957-
Making waves.
Solana Beach, CA : Santa Monica Press LLC, [2016]
(DLC) 2016007635
Named Person: Shirley Babashoff; Shirley Babashoff
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shirley Babashoff; Chris Epting
ISBN: 9781595808028 1595808027 9781595808042 1595808043
OCLC Number: 948670392
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Foreword by Donna de Varona --
Preface by Chris Epting --
Prelude --
Introduction --
Growing up --
My own father --
And so it begins --
Swimming starts getting serious --
My first adventure --
A new coach --
Munich bound; the 1972 Olympics --
Tragedy strikes --
Feeling like a celebrity --
What has happened to the East Germans? Belgrade, '73 --
Skin suits and a mysterious vaccine; Concord, '74 --
Swimming with the college boys --
The East Germans get scarier; Cali, Colombia '75 --
The '76 trials; my personal best --
Training for '76 --
Montreal '76; they have become like men --
Feeling surly --
Life in the village --
Cheating the world --
What are we going to do --
The final race --
A national disgrace --
A "loser" retires --
Marriage --
The East German charade continues --
A new career --
The Wall falls; and the truth starts to come out --
The world becomes aware of the cheaters --
The Olympic order --
"Last gold" --
An open letter --
How the records would look today --
Afterword; Coach's notes.
Responsibility: by Shirley Babashoff with Chris Epting ; foreword by Donna de Varona.

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