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The true story of Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, six-time Olympic swimming champion and legendary surfer who popularized browsing all over the world.
Rising up in Honolulu with the Pacific Ocean as his yard, Duke Kahanamoku discovered to swim and surf at a younger age. By his early twenties, Duke’s lightning-fast swimming gained him a spot on the 1912 United States Olympic workforce and a gold medal within the 100-meter freestyle race. Through the years Duke struggled with racism and monetary troubles, however by the top of his twenty-year Olympic profession, he was a six-time medal winner.
Though a swimming champion, Duke’s ardour was browsing. He traveled the world, introducing surfboarding to Australia and the east and west coasts of america. Thought-about the daddy of recent browsing, Duke unfold his love of the ocean and Hawai’i wherever he went.
All through his life Duke Kahanamoku was beloved for his modesty, sportsmanship, and wonderful talent within the water. At present he stays a legendary waterman and an inspiration to all to dwell life with aloha.
aloha: love, kindness, grace, affection, compassion; additionally conventional Hawaiian greeting or farewell
Writer:Lee & Low Books; Reprint version (June 15, 2013)
Studying age:7 – 12 years
Grade degree:2 – 3
Merchandise Weight:7.2 ounces
Dimensions:9.1 x 0.2 x 10.8 inches