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The medal maker : a biography of Victor Kovalenko / by Roger Vaughan

The medal maker : a biography of Victor Kovalenko / by Roger Vaughan
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Record Number 514413
ISBN 9783952217429
LC Call Number GV826.5V38 2017
Item Type Book
Creator Name Vaughan, Roger author
Title The medal maker : a biography of Victor Kovalenko / by Roger Vaughan
Published Erlenbach, Switzerland : Altamira-Verlag GmbH, 2017
Description 282 : colour photographs
Content Type text
Media Type unmediated
Carrier Type volume
Summary Victor Kovalenko, whose teams have won more Olympic medals in sailing than those of any other sailing coach in history, grew up in the Soviet Union in the 1950s and 60s. This book tracks his development from top sportsman in the Soviet Union to his initial Olympic success as a sailing coach of the Ukrainian team. But Victor's innate curiosity and broad philosophical outlook clashed with post-Soviet, Ukranian politics. When Australia beckoned, he was ready.He turned what appeared to be a mission impossible into double gold at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. At the time he was dubbed "the Medal Maker." The name has stuck with good reason. To date, in eight Olympic Games, Victor's teams have amassed ten Olympic medals, six of them gold. He's not done. Victor's new target: the Tokyo Olympics, 2020.
Subjects Kovalenko, Victor, 1950-
sailing
coaching
Olympic Games
Australia
Ukraine
Soviet Union
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