Jean-Claude Killy

Jean-Claude Killy

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jean-Claude Killy was a alpine ski racer, who dominated the sport in the late 1960s. He was a triple Olympic champion, winning the three alpine events at the 1968 Winter Olympics, becoming the most successful athlete there. He also won two World Cup titles, in. Killy was born in Saint-Cloud, a suburb of Paris, during the Nazi occupation of World War II, but was brought up in Val-d'Is re in the Alps, where his family had relocated in 1945 following the war. His father, Robert, was a former fighter pilot for the Free French, and opened a ski shop in the Savoie village, and would later operate a hotel. In 1950, his mother Madeline abandoned the family for another man, leaving Robert to raise Jean-Claude, age 7, his older sister, and their infant brother. Jean-Claude was sent to boarding school in Chamb ry, 80 miles down the valley, but he despised being shut up in a classroomshow more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 104g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135728903
  • 9786135728903