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Wrestlers at the 1934 British Empire Games - Dick Garrard, Howard Thomas, Terry Evans, Joseph Reid, Stanley Bissell, Bernard Rowe, Joe Schleimer (Paperback) Loot Price: R275
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Wrestlers at the 1934 British Empire Games - Dick Garrard, Howard Thomas, Terry Evans, Joseph Reid, Stanley Bissell, Bernard...
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Wrestlers at the 1934 British Empire Games - Dick Garrard, Howard Thomas, Terry Evans, Joseph Reid, Stanley Bissell, Bernard Rowe, Joe Schleimer (Paperback)

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Chapters: Dick Garrard, Howard Thomas, Terry Evans, Joseph Reid, Stanley Bissell, Bernard Rowe, Joe Schleimer, William Fox, Rashid Anwar. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 25. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Richard "Dick" Edward Garrard, OBE (21 January 1911 3 March 2003) was an Australian Olympic wrestler. Garrard was born on 21 January 1911 in Geelong, Victoria. In a thirty year career, from 1926 to 1956, Garrard lost only nine of 525 bouts, making him Australia's most successful sport wrestler ever. Between 1930 and 1956, he won every Victorian wrestling title and ten national titles in the lightweight and light welterweight divisions. In 1934, he competed in the first of what was to be four consecutive Commonwealth Games (then called the British Empire Games, and in 1954, the British Empire and Commonwealth Games) an achievement amplified by the twelve-year gap between games from 1938 and 1950, due to World War II. Garrard won the gold medal at the 1934, 1938 and 1950 games, and a bronze at the 1954 games (where he was flag-bearer for the Australian team at the opening ceremony). He also competed in three Olympic Games: 1936 in Berlin, 1948 in London (where he won the silver medal in the welterweight division), and 1952 in Helsinki. He was not selected for the 1956 Olympics and retired shortly after, he continued to officiate in five Olympic Games, and was manager of the Australian wrestling team at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Garrard was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1970, and was made an Officer of the Order (OBE) in 1976. He was awarded an Australian Sports Medal in 2000, and shortly afterwards took part in the Sydney Olympic torch relay, where he lit the community cauldron in Geelong. Before his death on 3 March 2003 (aged 92), he was Australia'...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=1146766

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2010
First published: September 2010
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 26
ISBN-13: 978-1-157-35542-7
Barcode: 9781157355427
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LSN: 1-157-35542-0

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