Olga Korbut: Gymnastics Trailblazer: GymnStars Volume 10 by Christine Dzidrums
Tenth book in an 11 part, award-winning series.
Tells the story of Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut, who captured hearts everywhere at the 1972 Olympics, her early life, inspiring journey, and her enormous impact on the sport of gymnastics
Age 7 and up.
The GymnStars Biography Series – Various authors
Every gymnast has an idol which he or she aspires to be like and is ultimately inspired by. GymnStars is an 11 part, award-winning book series which tells the career and personal life stories of 11 different gymnasts who each achieved the highest heights possible in their sport. These include older legends such as Mary Lou Retton (Volume 5), Nadia Comaneci (Volume 7) and Olga Korbutt (Volume 10) as well as more up-to-date stars such as Simone Biles and Aly Raisman.
Aimed at – a wide-age group audience depending on the volume – from 5 years and up
At age seventeen, Soviet gymnast Olga Korbut captured hearts everywhere at the 1972 Olympics. From Moonbeam-winning author Christine Dzidrums, Olga Korbut: Gymnastics Trailblazer describes the gymnast’s trek from her cartwheeling as a young girl to capturing four Olympic gold medals in gymnastics. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations and thrilling photographs, the children’s biography narrates Olga’s early life, her inspiring athletic journey, and her enormous impact on the sport of gymnastics.