Jenny Thompson Speaker Profile
Former Competitive Swimmer
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Jenny Thompson Biography
Jenny Thompson was born February 26, 1973 and is a former competitive swimmer, and one of the most decorated Olympians in history, winning twelve medals, including eight gold medals, while representing the United States of America in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics.
She first appeared on the international scene as a 14-year-old in 1987, when she won the 50-meter freestyle and placed third in the 100 m freestyle at the Pan American Games. She won her first world championship in 1991, as part of the USA's winning 4x100 m freestyle relay team, and held the world record in the 50 m and 100 m freestyle when she participated in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
Thompson seemingly retired from competition after the 2000 season with 10 Olympic medals, eight gold, one silver and one bronze, and 12 gold medals at World Championships. In 2001, Thompson moved to New York City to begin studying at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. However, while attending medical school, she made a return to competition at the 2002 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Yokohama, Japan. Thompson won five medals in two days, setting a career-best time in winning the 50 meter freestyle. At the 2003 World Championships, she would win five medals, including two gold medals.
At age 31, Thompson was the oldest member of the 2004 U.S. Swimming and Diving team, competing in her fourth Olympics in Athens, Greece. She was the anchor member of the 400-meter freestyle relay, where contributed to a national record of 3:36.39 and a silver medal. She earned another silver medal as a member of the 4x100 meter medley relay. During her Olympic career, Thompson won twelve medals, eight of which were gold; the most for any female U.S. Olympian in history.
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Posted on 23 March 2014 | 3:25 pm
London appears to bring out all the Olympic Swimming Stars as news circles that 38-year-old former Stanford swimming star Jenny Thompson is in London making promotional appearances for sponsors. This Olympic sensation is enjoying the Olympics from a different perspective these days as she is expecting her first child next month. Being in London for the Olympic games has reminded Jenny...[Read More]
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