Games & medals

Games Results Sport Event
Beijing 2008
Games Results Sport Event
Beijing 2008
#18 Swimming 200 metres Breaststroke
Athens 2004
Games Results Sport Event
Athens 2004
#4 Swimming 100 metres Breaststroke
#1
Swimming 200 metres Breaststroke
#2
Swimming 200 metres Individual Medley
#2
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay
Sydney 2000
Games Results Sport Event
Sydney 2000
#3
Swimming 200 metres Breaststroke
Atlanta 1996
Games Results Sport Event
Atlanta 1996
#2
Swimming 100 metres Breaststroke
#2
Swimming 200 metres Breaststroke
#1
Swimming 4 x 100 metres Medley Relay

Amanda BEARD

United States of America
Swimming
Height
173 cm / 5'8''
Weight
59 kg / 129 pounds
Birth date
29 Oct 1981 Newport Beach, United States of America
Gender
Female

Number of medals

7 Olympic medals

Olympic Games

4 Olympic Games

Amanda BEARD biography

While still a high school student, Amanda Beard won two Olympic silver medals in the individual breaststroke events, behind Penny Heyns. At the podium in Atlanta, the 14-year-old was seen holding her teddy bear. Although she also won a relay gold medal at those Olympics, it took her some time before she would win an international title individually. In 2002, she won the breaststroke events at the Pan Pacific meet, and in 2003 she became World Champion in the 200 m in Barcelona, winning silver in the 100 m and the medley relay. She emulated this performance in Athens, winning the 200 m gold after a very good last lane by just 0.23 over Leisel Jones. After these victories, Beard started modelling, appearing in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and Playboy, among others. Beard's 2008 Olympic performance was marked by her anti-fur protest, posing nude in a campaign for animal rights organisation PETA.

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