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More than meets the eye : a true story based on the life and times of the best blind wrestler the world has ever seen

Author: Yvette Adams
Publisher: Maroochydore, Qld. : Y. Adams, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Frederick William Adams battled his whole life with a severe sight disability, and people who did not want to see him achieve his dreams, to be one of the best wrestlers New Zealand has ever had. In an era where wrestling enjoyed unwavering popularity, Bill wrestled his way to the top of the pile in an exceptionally long-lasting and eventful sporting career which included winning the national title in the highly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Frederick William Adams; Frederick William Adams
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yvette Adams
ISBN: 0975777009 9780975777008
OCLC Number: 76836776
Notes: New Zealand author.
Description: 229 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: by Yvette Adams.

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Frederick William Adams battled his whole life with a severe sight disability, and people who did not want to see him achieve his dreams, to be one of the best wrestlers New Zealand has ever had. In an era where wrestling enjoyed unwavering popularity, Bill wrestled his way to the top of the pile in an exceptionally long-lasting and eventful sporting career which included winning the national title in the highly contested lightweight division nine times, beating a heavy weight on more than one occasion, competing in a national championship aged 61 and being selected for the biggest sporting event New Zealand had ever seen - the 1950 Empire Games in Auckland - only to be dropped amid allegations and controversy.

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