Letters to a Young Gymnast: The Art of Mentoring (Paperback)
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Short Description for Letters to a Young Gymnast If there were such a thing as an 'elder' stateswoman in women's gymnastics today, Nadia Comaneci would win that title as readily as she once won gold medals. From how to live on after you've realised your dream, to the necessity of 'a spirit forged with mettle,' this title includes Nadia's thoughts on athleticism and sacrifice.
- Published: 24 November 2011
- Format: Paperback 192 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780465025053 ISBN 10: 0465025056
- Sales rank: 93,087
Full description for Letters to a Young Gymnast
This title is from one of the world's most celebrated female gymnasts, what it takes for gymnasts to achieve such success. If there were such a thing as an 'elder' stateswoman in women's gymnastics today, Nadia Comaneci would win that title as readily as she once won gold medals. Olga Korbut came before her, and many other medalists would follow, but none have ever been as dominant in winning the hearts of millions around the world. With grit and determination, Nadia Comaneci ushered in a new era for women's sports, one where young girls could vault into the arena of superstardom. Even today, more than thirty years after her greatest triumphs, you need only mention the word 'Nadia' to gymnastics fans know instantly whom you are talking about. In "Letters to a Young Gymnast", Nadia shows us what it takes to achieve these heights. With inspiring and dramatic stories from her own experience, she tells us how the young girl that Bela Karolyi discovered in that Romanian elementary school found the inner strength to become a world-class athlete at such a young age. Now a woman of tremendous poise and self-assurance, Nadia offers up unique insights into the mind of a top competitor. From how to live on after you've realised your dream, to the necessity of 'a spirit forged with mettle,' Nadia's thoughts on athleticism and sacrifice are eye-opening and surprisingly challenging.