Buy One, Get One 50% Off Our Monthly Picks!
Shop Now
Goal! Shot! Run!: Short Biographies of Sportspersons

Goal! Shot! Run!: Short Biographies of Sportspersons

by HarperCollins Publishers India

NOOK Book(eBook)

$9.99
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now

Overview


Who is the first Indian to become a number 1 ranked badminton player? Who is the only cricket captain to win all three ICC Trophies? Can you name the first footballer to reach 100 career wins in the UEFA Champions League?

Find out the answers to these questions and more in Goal, Shot, Run! A collection of illustrated biographies of sportspeople from all over the world. From cricket to hockey, tennis to football and even the Olympics, it's time to learn more about your favourite sports superstars, and maybe even discover some new ones!

Short, snappy information from their birthdate to where they live, the awards they've won, their first game and more, accompanied by colourful illustrations. This is a quick and easy-to-read fan guide.

Featured personalities include Cristiano Ronaldo, Dipa Karmakar, Leander Paes, Lionel Messi, Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, Serena Williams, Virat Kohli and many more!



Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789353579364
Publisher: Harper Children's
Publication date: 10/18/2020
Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 58 MB
Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range: 3 Years

About the Author

Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom is a boxer, a World Champion five times over and winner of an Olympic bronze in 2012 - the first time that women's boxing was part of the Olympic Games. Vijay Santhanam was born in Madras. He studied at the University of Roorkee (now Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee) and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. His career spanning twenty-one years included senior marketing roles with Procter & Gamble and BP. Having planned for and happily taken early retirement from corporate life, Vijay is now able to pursue his passions wholeheartedly: writing, teaching, following sports and other interests. His latest book, My Stroke of Luck: Alphabet to Author, was first published by Hay House India in June 2013 while the second edition was published by a Singapore-based publisher, House of Rose Professional, in January 2015. Vijay is also a visiting professor at IIM Lucknow. He is currently based in Guangzhou, China. His Twitter handle is @santhanamvijay. Shyam Balasubramanian is a graduate of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad. He spent his childhood in Bombay (now Mumbai) and lived just fifteen minutes away from the Wankhede stadium. His passions are writing, following cricket and decoding game tactics across sports. This book offered him an opportunity to pursue all three areas. He also follows international football and tennis, usually at the expense of sleep. He thinks cricket teams could borrow tactics from some of these sports to win in certain game situations, and thinks that much more rigorous statistical and performance measures can be implemented. He is deeply interested in the 'business' side of sport, including sports franchise profitability and monetization of sports properties.Shyam has two decades of business experience in different parts of the world: India, South-East Asia, UK and the US. His twitter handle is @shyam__bala Makarand Waingankar is one of India's most widely read cricket columnists, best known for blending meticulous research with his own experience of a life lived on the cricket fields of India. Journalist, columnist, researcher, talent-spotter and administrator, he wears a multitude of hats, each of which fits snugly on his head. He launched the Talent Resource Development Wing (TRDW) on behalf of the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) in 2002 and the TRDW has since been responsible for taking many small-town players to the national stage, including current India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. In fact, seven such players were part of the 2011 World Cup winning team. Makarand has also been CEO of Baroda Cricket Association and Consultant to Karnataka State Cricket Association's academy.

Customer Reviews