Billie Jean King, Olga Korbut, Peggy Fleming, and World Cup hero Mia Hamm are just a few of the 50 amazing athletes described in this comprehensive collective biography. Every field of sport is covered, and the subjects are arranged in chronological order. Each entry includes an athlete's personal background, professional career highlights, records, and problems he or she overcame. Each book also includes extensive lists of books and Internet sites for further research and an index.<br />Series Information: Sixty to 80 real-life stories of struggle, achievement, victory, and sometimes loss come together in each volume of the Extraordinary People series. The ideal companion for history, social science, language arts, and geography studies, Extraordinary People brings into focus the unique histories of people from every era, every culture, and every walk of life. They're all here — the famous and the not-so-famous, the politicians and the educators, the explorers and the adventurers, the pioneers and the inventors, the writers and the musicians, the scientists and the doctors — extraordinary people one and all whose extraordinary achievements have left their mark on history. Indexed by name and subject, with "To Find Out More" reading and website pages, Extraordinary People is the perfect starter for students who want to know more about the people who shaped their world.