In this book, readers can discover the rules of athletics, and learn how to develop their skills in each of the track and field sports. Each sport is described in detail, and the stories of Australia’s legends of athletics will inspire any young sporting enthusiast. There are fascinating historic flashbacks, descriptions of record-breaking performances, as well as a useful glossary of sporting terms.
Whether they just like to join in the running races at the school athletics carnival, or have their sights set on competing in the Olympics, young athletes will find something to interest them here.
This dynamic series focuses on popular sports played in Australia today. With particular emphasis on the sport's development within Australia, describing rules, forms of scoring, and the various levels of competition. Includes profiles of legendary players and competitors of the past and present and descriptions of the nation's greatest sporting moments. Information on skills, training and local groups will encourage young people to get involved.