Breaking the Surface

Breaking the Surface

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Breaking the Surface is the inspirational memoirs of the great Olympic diving champion who has won Olympic gold four times. Everyone who watched the 1988 Olympics on television will remember the moment when Greg Louganis cracked open his head on the spring board, yet went on to wintwo gold medals. What no one knew except Louganis, his doctor and his coach was that he had recently been tested HIV positive. Initially criticised for being 'in the closet', he finally came out at the 1994 Gay games and has since earned aclaim for pressurising the Olympic Committee to move the atlanta Olympic preliminaries out of Cobb County, known for its anti-homosexual legislation. Louganis's story is a mopving and dramatic tale of struggles against dyslexia, racism, der pression, drug abuse, parental and spousal abuse.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 303g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 32 b&w photos
  • 0752801848
  • 9780752801841

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