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February 22. 2013 1:55PM

Jenny Thompson


 
Jenny Thompson was born on February 26, 1973 in Danvers, Mass. Jenny began swimming while living in Massachusetts when she joined the YMCA and become serious about the sport after joining Seacoast Swimming in Dover, NH at the age of 12. Jenny resides in Menlo, New York and is attending medical school at Columbia University.
Jenny's Major achievements include:
  • Gold - 4 x 100m free relay final - Olympics - Barcelona 1992
  • Gold - 4 x 100m medley relay - Olympics - Barcelona 1992
  • Silver - 100m free - Olympics - Barcelona 1992
  • Gold - 4 x 100m free relay final - Olympics - Atlanta 1996
  • Gold - 4 x 200m free relay final - Olympics - Atlanta 1996
  • Gold - 4 x 100m medley final - Olympics - Atlanta 1996
  • 1st - 50m freestyle - 25.51s - Pan Pacific Championships - Sydney, Australia 1999
  • 1st - 100m freestyle - 54.89s - Pan Pacific Championships - Sydney, Australia 1999
  • 1st - 100m butterfly 57.88s - Pan Pacific Championships - Sydney, Australia 1999
  • 1st - 100m freestyle 54.07s - US Olympic Swimming Trials - Indianapolis, USA 2000
  • 1st - 100m butterfly - 57.78s - US Olympic Swimming Trials - Indianapolis, USA 2000
  • Gold - 4 x 100m medley final - Olympics - Sydney, Australia 2000
  • Bronze - 100m freestyle final - Olympics - Sydney, Australia 2000
  • Gold - 4 x 200m free relay final - Olympics - Sydney, Australia 2000
  • Gold - 4 x 100 free relay final - Olympics - Sydney, Australia 2000
  • Gold - 50m free at 2002 Pan Pacific Championships posting a lifetime best
  • Bronze - 100m free at 2002 Pan Pacific Championships
  • Bronze - 100m fly at 2002 Pan Pacific Championships
  • Silver - 400m free relay at 2002 Pan Pacific Championships
  • Silver - 400m medley relay… at 2002 Pan Pacific Championships
  • Gold - 100m fly at the 2003 World Championships
  • Gold - 400m free relay at the 2003 World Championships
Jenny swimming the 100-meter butterfly in the Janet Evans Invitational  in Los Angeles (Photo courtesy of the Associated Press)
Highlights of Jenny's career:
With five relay gold medals from 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, Jenny Thompson is one of the most successful female Olympic athletes in history. A Stanford graduate, she is attending Medical School at Columbia University.

Major Awards:
  • Female Swimmer of the Meet, World Short course Championships, Hong Kong, 1999.
  • Female Swimmer of the Meet, Pan Pacific Championships, Sydney, 1999
  • During college, Thompson won 19 NCAA titles, the most in women's collegiate swimming history.

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