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Amanda Beard

Background[edit | edit source]

Career Highlights:[edit | edit source]

A three-time Olympian who was the second-youngest Olympic medalist in American swimming history when she won two silvers and a gold at the 1996 Games as a 14-year-old … tied the world record in the 200m breast, winning her first World title in 2003; she later claimed sole possession of the 200m breast world record when she lowered her own mark at the ====2004==== Olympic Trials … became the first U.S. woman since 1968 to win Olympic gold in the 200m breast … owns eight U.S. National titles

Olympics:[edit | edit source]

Three-time Olympian (04, 00, 96) ... captured silver in the American record-setting 100m breast and in the 200m breast, and gold in the 400m med-relay in 1996 ... earned bronze in the 200m breast in 2000 ... competed in three events in 2004, winning two silvers in the 200m breast and 400m med-relay, and gold in the 100m breast

World Championships[edit | edit source]

Tied the world record in the 200m breast, winning gold in 2003 ... also secured silver in the 100m breast and the 400m med-relay

Pan Pacs:[edit | edit source]

Two-time Pan Pacific Championships competitor (2002, 95) ... swept both breaststrokes in 2002, capturing gold in the 100m and 200m breast ... won silver for the 400m med-relay in both 2002 and 1995 ... earned bronze in both the 100m and 200m breast in 1995

World University Games:[edit | edit source]

Captured silver in the 100m breast in the 1999 World University Games

Short Course Worlds[edit | edit source]

Four-time Short Course World Championships competitor (2004, 02, 00, 98) ... earned gold in the American record-setting 400m med-relay in 1997 ... silver medalist in the 400m med-relay in 2000 and 2002, setting the American record in both races ... won silver in the 200m breast and 400m med-relay in ====2004====

Records:[edit | edit source]

Former WR holder in 200m BR, set at 2004 US Olympic Trials ... Former (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) holder in 200m IM, set at 2004 Olympic Games ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) in 200m BR, set at 2004 US Olympic Trials ... Former USO holder in 400m MED-R, set at 2000 Olympic Games

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Swim Titles[edit | edit source]

100m Breast (3): '04 SPG, '97 SPG, '95 SUM 200m Breast (3): '04 SPG, '02 SUM, '97 SPG 200m IM (2): '04 SPG, '03 SPG

Details[edit | edit source]

General Accolades: 2004 USA Swimming Female Race of the Year (Olympic 200m breast) National Teams: Six-time National A Team (1995-96, 00, 02-04) … two-time National B Team (1997, 01) All-Star Team: Five-time (1995-96, 02-04) Meet Honors: 1995 P66 Spring Nationals Rookie of the Meet ... tied for Phillips Performance Award at 1995 U.S. Open … broke two of Tracy Caulkins' Mission Viejo meet records in 1995

Personal:[edit | edit source]

High School: Irvine HS ‘99 College: Arizona ‘03 Job Outside of Swimming: Model, TV correspondent

Family, Village, Community[edit | edit source]

Parents: Dan and Gayle ... Dan played basketball at Washington State University Sibling(s): Two sisters (Leah and Taryn) who also swim Pet(s): Two cats, one dog, two rabbits and four birds Hobbies Outside the Pool: Snowboarding, surfing, dirt biking, shopping, film Charities: Spokesperson for Defenders of Wildlife, helping educate younger kids about respecting the environment ... has also supported "Carly's Crossing," an open water swim in Buffalo, N.Y., that raises money for pediatric cancer research More: Turned professional in 2001, giving up her remaining two years of college eligibility More: Is in the process of developing her own line of products, such as shampoo, skin care, self tanning and fragrances Favorites: TV shows: Best Damn Sports Show ... movie: Young Guns ... Music: Greatful Dead, Neil Diamond

International Medals[edit | edit source]

2004 Olympic Games 2004: Silver, 400m MED-R; Gold, 200m BR (OR); Silver, 200m IM (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) 2003 World Champs 2003: Silver, 400m MED-R; Gold, 200m BR; Silver, 100m BR 2000 Olympic Games 2000: Bronze, 200m BR 1996 Olympic Games 1996: Silver, 100m BR; Silver, 200m BR; Gold, 400m MED-R

Top Times[edit | edit source]

Event 100m BR 200m BR 200m IM Best 1:07.42 2:22.44 2:11.70 Year Jul 03 Jul 04 Aug 04

2008 Swimvitational - 3 Final, 100m BR; 3 Final, 200m IM 08 SCSC GP - t5 Final, 100m BR; 2 Final, 200m BR; 10 Final, 200m IM 2007 PARIS - 10 Semi, 50m BR; 8 Final, 100m BR; 4 Final, 200m BR 2004 OLY - 2 Final, 400m MED-R 2003 WORLD - 2 Final, 100m BR; 1 Final, 200m BR; 2 Final, 400m MED-R 2000 OLY - 3 Final, 200m BR 1996 Oly - 2 Final, 100m BR; 2 Final, 200m BR; 1 Final, 400m MED-R

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