John Konrads

John Konrads

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Konrads was an Australian freestyle swimmer of the 1950s and 1960s, who won the 1500 m freestyle at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. In his career, he set 26 individual world records, and after his swimming career ended, was the Australasian director of L'Or al, as well as campaigning for the Sydney Olympics bid. Along with his sister Ilsa Konrads, who also set multiple world records, they were known as the Konrad Kids. Born in Riga, Latvia, Konrads emigrated with his parents Janis and Elza, grandmother, elder sister Eve and younger sister Ilsa in August 1944, initially staying in Germany. This came after occupation of Latvia by German troops during the Second World War and then re-occupation by Soviet troops. Living in Germany until 1949, their application to immigrate to the United States was refused on account of the large size of the family. Instead, Australia accepted themshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136722100
  • 9786136722108