Lately I have been reading three books about gymnastics. They are called Dominique Moceanu: A Gymnastics Sensation (1997); Shannon Miller: America's Most Decorated Gymnast (1997); and Kim Zmeskal: Determination to Win (1995). They are all written by Krista Quiner.

Each book is highly entertaining and provides a good look into each gymnast’s life. Often I have found that biographies of gymnasts only discuss the meets they competed in, but these books are more interesting and give you a better picture of what the girls were really like.

Another gymnastics book I have enjoyed is Going for Gold: 2008 U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastics by Leigh Olsen (2008). It discusses each of the best gymnasts from the time right before the Beijing Summer Olympics. This book is wonderful for fans who want to learn about each of the 2008 Olympians, the alternates, and the gymnasts who almost made the team.


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