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Olympic Sport: The Whole Muscle-Flexing Story

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Written by Glenn Murphy

Are Olympic athletes born stronger and faster than the rest of us?

Why do tennis rackets have strings?

How do gymnasts balance on their hands?

Why do hurdlers do the splits when they jump?

From running a marathon, to beating your friends at basketball, to being the bendiest gymnast around, find out everything you've ever wanted to know about sports, and exactly what it is that makes athletes the best at what they do.

Divided into five easy-to-digest sections and packed with illustrations, Glenn Murphy's Olympic Sport is an accessible introduction to the science of sport, perfect for any young athletes and scientists.