Long-armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics

Long-armed Ludy and the First Women's Olympics

Based on the True Story of Lucile Ellerbe Godbold

Book - 2017
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Random House, Inc.
Lucile “Ludy” Godbold was six feet tall and skinnier than a Carolina pine and an exceptional athlete. In her final year on the track team at Winthrop College in South Carolina, Ludy tried the shot put and she made that iron ball sail with her long, skinny arms. But when Ludy qualified for the first Women's Olympics in 1922, Ludy had no money to go.

Thanks to the help of her college and classmates, Ludy traveled to Paris and won the gold medal with more than a foot to spare. Hooray for Ludy!
Based on a true story about a little-known athlete and a unique event in women's sports history.

Baker & Taylor
Shares the story of how Lucile Godbold qualified for the first Women's Olympics but had no money to go, so her college classmates helped raise money to send her to Paris where she won the gold medal.

& Taylor

A picture book portrait of iron ball shot putter Lucille Godbold describes how her unique talents and attributes qualified her for the first Women's Olympic Games in 1922, how her college and classmates rallied around her to raise the money to send her to compete and how she proudly won the gold for the USA.

Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2017]
ISBN: 9781580895460
Branch Call Number: J B GODBO PATRI
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) ; color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Gustavson, Adam - Illustrator


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