Sports & Outdoor Books:

Don't Rock the Boat

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Don't Rock the Boat

The Story Behind the Women's Rowing Eights Disaster at the Athens Olympics

Format

Paperback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Don't Rock the Boat: The Story Behind the Women's Rowing Eights Disaster at the Athens Olympics by Peter Wilkins
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

In DON'T ROCK THE BOAT the story behind the extraordinary events in which Olympic rower Sally Robbins put down her oars and fell back in the boat unfolds from farce to tragedy. In the middle of the women's eights final at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, Robbins, who earned the soubriquet 'Lay Down Sally', suddenly stopped rowing although her team were pulling in second place. Fuelled by an avid media, the Australian public could not believe it. Nor could they believe that her furious and distressed team mates had threatened to throw Robbins overboard. The rowers were banned from talking to the media, and so into the vacuum poured all kinds of speculation. So what really did happen? And what had led to this sporting tragedy? Based on extensive interviews with members of the team, parents, supporters, coaches and sports administrators, sports journalist Peter Wilkins unpicks the mystery behind an event that should have come as no surprise but resulted in brilliant athletes being shunned from selection - and even going into exile abroad.
Release date NZ
May 1st, 2008
Author
Country of Publication
Australia
Imprint
ABC Books
Pages
304
Dimensions
153x234x17
ISBN-13
9780733323515
Product ID
2969314

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 216 Banana Points