The Olympics is a multi-national event, but history is made there by individuals. Here readers 9 to 12 can relive Usain Bolt's astonishing record-breaking runs; learn about Charlotte Cooper, the first ever female Olympic champion; and meet the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, Michael Phelps. Shown in bold digital illustrations, the 40 athletes profiled include Simone Biles, Jim Thorp, Jesse Owens, Mark Spitz, Nadia Comaneci, Carl Lewis, Michael Johnson, Maria Mutola, Cathy Freeman, Yelena Isinbayeva, and Mo Farah. Each spread presents a single athlete, highlighting key facts about their careers, honors, stats, and legendary performances.
Author: Jean-Michel Billioud.