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Background[]

  • United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg swimmer in 2004 and 2008 Olympics in backstroke
  • Set a world record, 2:06.09 in 2008 USA Olympic Trials

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Margaret Hoelzer

Background[]

Career Highlights:[]

Earned bronze in the 200m backstroke at the 2008 Short Course World Championships ... Finalist in the 200m back at the 2004 Olympic Games, finishing fifth ... double silver medalist in the 200m back at the 2003 and 2005 World Championships ... won her first U.S. national title in the 200m back at the 2005 World Championship Trials .... won the 200m back at the 2002 Pan Pacifics

Olympics:[]

2004: 5, 200m BK

World Championships[]

2005: Silver, 200m BK ... 2003: Gold, 800m FR-R(pr); Silver, 200m BK

World Championships[]

2007: Gold, 200m BK(United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record)/800m FR-R(pr); 11, 50m BK

2007 World Rankings:[]

81st, 50m free; 49th, 200m free; 22nd, 50m back; 7th, 100m back; 2nd, 200m back; 27th, 50m fly; 23rd, 100m fly; 45th, 200m fly

2006 World Rankings:[]

67th, 200m free; 27th, 100m back; 3rd, 200m back; 38th, 100m fly; 66th, 200m fly

2005 World Rankings:[]

91st, 200m free; 16th, 100m back; 2nd, 200m back; 41st, 100m fly; 66th, 200m fly

Records:[]

Holds WR in 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters), set at =====2008 Worlds short course===== ... Former WR holder in 800m FR-R (Short Course Meters) (Prelim), set at 2006 SC World Champs ... Holds (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record) in 200m BK, set at 2007 World Championships

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

200m Back (2): '06 SUM, '05 SPG

Details[]

National Teams: Five-time National A Team (2002-06) … 1998 National Junior Team All-Star Team: Four-time (2003-06) Collegiate: Six-time NCAA Champion ... SEC and NCAA record holder, 22-time All-American High School: Eight-time state champion ... 1999 Scholastic All-American

Personal:[]

High School: Huntsville High School '01 College: Auburn '05 College Major: Psychology, minor in Criminology

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams[]

Work with abused children … is currently pursuing a masters degree in sociology

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Hans and Elizabeth … father is an engineer, and mother is a salesperson … stepfather is Win Livingston, and he is a lawyer … stepmother is Billie Sibling(s): Older sister (Martha Hoelzer) ran track at both the University of Alabama and University of North Carolina

Notable Relative(s): Grandfather (Helmut Hoelzer) invented the analog computer during World War II

Sports Played Before Swimming: Soccer, gymnastics, track, softball

Nickname(s): Marge … nicknamed Marge because “that’s what everyone came up with”

Hobbies Outside the Pool: Reading, sleeping

Ultimate Way to Relax: Sleep, lay around, take a bath

Most Influential Person: Mother … “She’s my role model and friend.”

Sponsor(s): Speedo

Training Notes[]

2008[]

Swims more than 10,000 meters/yards per day, five-six hours a day, six days a week More: Is working towards a master's degree in sociology at Auburn Favorites: Loves traveling in general ... int'l destination: Europe ... summer activity: sleeping, reading Favorites: Movie: Robin Hood and Spartacus ... TV show: Nip/Tuck, Grey's Anatomy, America's Next Top Model

Splash:[]

One-time Olympian (2004)

Three World Championships (2007, 2005, 2003) Three World medals (1g, 2s)

International Medals[]

2006 SC World Champs 2006: Bronze, 800m FR-R (Short Course Meters) (pr) (WR)

2008 Worlds short course[]

2008: Gold, 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters) (WR); Bronze, 200m BK (Short Course Meters) 2007 World Championships 2007: Gold, 200m BK (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record); Gold, 800m FR-R (pr) 2006 SC World Champs 2006: Silver, 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters) (WR) 2003 World Champs 2003: Gold, 800m FR-R (pr); Silver, 200m BK

Top Times[]

Event 50m BK 100m BK 200m BK Best 28.93 1:00.38 2:07.16 Year Mar 07 Jun 08 Mar 07

2008[]

Swimvitational - 3 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 100m BK; 9 Final, 100m FL; 4 Final, 200m IM 08 SCSC GP - t2 Final, 100m BK; t7 Final, 100m FL; 8 Final, 200m FL SC WORLDS - 14 Semi, 50m BK (Short Course Meters); 6 Final, 100m BK (Short Course Meters); 3 Final, 200m BK (Short Course Meters); 14 Semi, 50m FL (Short Course Meters); 16 Semi, 100m FL (Short Course Meters); 1 Final, 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters) (WR)

2007[]

SCY NATS - t2 Final, 100y BK; t1 Final, 200y BK; t9 Final, 100y FL; t6 Final, 200y IM; t8 Final, 400y FR-R; 8 Final, 800y FR-R; 5 Final, 400y MED-R PARIS - 3 Final, 100m BK; 2 Final, 200m BK; 6 Final, 50m FL; 4 Final, 100m FL MoO DiP - 2 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK WORLD - 11 Semi, 50m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK (United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg / American Record); 1 Final(pr), 800m FR-R

2006[]

US OPEN - 11 Final, 100m FR; 3 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK; 10 Final, 100m FL; 12 Final, 200m FL PAN PAC - 2 Final, 200m BK SUM NATS - 12 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK; 5 Final, 100m FL SC WORLD - 16 Semi, 50m BK (Short Course Meters); 4 Semi, 100m BK (Short Course Meters); 6 Final, 100m BK (Short Course Meters); 1 Final, 200m BK (Short Course Meters); t4 Final, 400m FR-R (Short Course Meters); 2 Final, 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters) (WR)

2005[]

US OPEN - 1 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK; 4 Final, 200m FL; 9 Final, 200m IM; 19 Final, 400m IM MoO DiP - 2 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK; 6 Final, 200m FL WORLD - 2 Final, 200m BK WC TRIALS - 5 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK; 6 Final, 100m FL

2004[]

OLY - 5 Final, 200m BK OLY TRIALS - 14 Final, 200m FR; 8 Final, 100m BK; 1 Final, 102200m BK; 1 Final, 200m BK SPG NATS - 7 Final, 100m BK; 22 Final, 100m FL 2003 WORLD - 2 Final, 200m BK; 5 Semi, 200m BK

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