Breaking Through

Breaking Through

Heroes in Canadian Women's Sport

Book - 2018
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This book highlights the achievements of Canadian women sports stars -- the role models of today's young female athletes. They fought for the right to compete in sports traditionally dominated by men and proved that women's sports are just as competitive and exciting to watch as men's. Spanning decades, Breaking Through focuses on seven sports and the women who made them their own, including well-known legends such as soccer player Christine Sinclair, who brought women's soccer in Canada into the limelight, and hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser, the longest-serving member of Canada's National team and five-time Olympic medalist. Readers will also see basketball, bobsleigh and rugby represented and learn the stories of less well-known athletes such as Indigenous Cross-country skiers Sharon Anne and Shirley Firth, who faced down prejudice, and Carol Hunyh, who brought home Canada's first Olympic gold medal in women's wrestling.

Publisher: Toronto :, James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers,, 2018, ©2018.
ISBN: 9781459413726
1459413725
Branch Call Number: 796. 09252 IRW
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm

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