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By Larry R. Gerlach

Alma Richards, as an unsung highschool pupil, unusually set an Olympic list for the excessive bounce within the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. He used to be the one local Utahn and member of the LDS church to win an Olympic gold medal within the 20th century. After a stellar collegiate music profession that observed him lead Cornell to 3 nationwide championships, Richards for 2 many years reigned as America’s such a lot comprehensive multiple-event song and box athlete, profitable nationwide titles in 5 varied occasions. regardless of his prominence within the background of yank activities, this can be the 1st therapy of his athletic occupation and private life.

The booklet lines Richards from his boyhood in rural Parowan, Utah, to Cornell and during his carrier as an officer in global struggle I and his instructing occupation in la. His tale is that of a striking athlete, but in addition that of a guy suffering for private success whereas endeavoring to hold his Mormon history amid his altering spiritual situations and participation. greater than a century has handed seeing that Alma Richards received an Olympic gold medal, but this tale approximately guy and sport—the force to excel, victory as validation of labor, the search for public attractiveness and, eventually, the fulfillment of self-identity and self-satisfaction—still resonates today.

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