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Of mats and men : the story of Canadian amateur and Olympic wrestling from 1600 to 1984

Author: Glynn A Leyshon
Publisher: London, Ont., Canada : Sports Dynamics, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glynn A Leyshon
ISBN: 0969161913 9780969161912
OCLC Number: 12655900
Description: viii, 148 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Indigenous wrestling: Indian and Eskimo versions of wrestling --
Pioneer heritage: the English, French and Scots who pioneered in Canada were thought to have brought some of their tradition with them --
The early years: the growth of urban centres up to the time of World War I brought changes to society and to sport --
Between the Wars: a golden time for Canadian wrestling --
The Modern era: the development of wrestling accelerated, and coaching became a factor for the first time. --Heroes of the mat: those men who won medals at the Olympics, Pan-Am, Commonwealth, World Student Games or World Championships --
The record: Canadian national champions from 1908 to the present plus selected other league champions --
Some rules from other times.
Responsibility: by Glynn Arthur Leyshon.
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