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New PDF release: Alma Richards: Olympian

By Larry R. Gerlach

ISBN-10: 1607814919

ISBN-13: 9781607814917

Alma Richards, as an unsung highschool pupil, unusually set an Olympic list for the excessive leap within the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He was once the one local Utahn and member of the LDS church to win an Olympic gold medal within the 20th century. After a stellar collegiate tune occupation that observed him lead Cornell to 3 nationwide championships, Richards for 2 a long time reigned as America’s so much entire multiple-event music and box athlete, profitable nationwide titles in 5 diverse occasions. regardless of his prominence within the historical past of yank activities, this can be the 1st therapy of his athletic occupation and private life.

The publication lines Richards from his boyhood in rural Parowan, Utah, to Cornell and during his carrier as an officer in international warfare I and his instructing occupation in l. a.. His tale is that of a awesome athlete, but additionally that of a guy suffering for private success whereas endeavoring to keep his Mormon historical past amid his altering non secular situations and participation. greater than a century has handed due to the fact Alma Richards received an Olympic gold medal, but this tale approximately guy and sport—the force to excel, victory as validation of labor, the hunt for public popularity and, eventually, the fulfillment of self-identity and self-satisfaction—still resonates today.

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