Amanda Beard (full name Amanda Ray Beard) was born on October 29, 1981 in Irvine, California, USA. She is a swimmer and model.
Biography and Career :
At the age of fourteen she was already present at the Olympic Games. It was happening in 1996 at Atlanta when she won two silver medals at 100 and 200 m breaststroke and a gold medal at 4x100 m medley relay. She entered in the media's and public's attention because she was very young.
She won the NCAA National Championship while attending the University of Arizona. After only two years she was the world champion and world record holder in the 200m breaststroke. She was present at the Olympics in Sydney in 2000 and in Athens in 2004 and every time did a great job and managed to win another medals. She is the winner of eight Uni
ted States titles and in 2003 was placed on the first rank in world ranking of 200m breaststroke.
As a model she appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, FHM in 2006 and one year later in a nude pictorial in the famous Playboy magazine. She is sexy, smart and talented and men all over the world would give anything to have her. Let's hope that we will see her in the swimming races a long time.
- Height: 175 cm
- She is considered a beautiful woman and was placed among the FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" and FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006".
- "When people say to me, 'You're like the Anna Kournikova who wins,' I definitely take it as a compliment, because she's quite gorgeous."
- "I keep [my Olympic medals] in my underwear drawer. For safekeeping... no one goes in there."
Olympic Medals :
- 1996 Atlanta - 4x100 m medley relay GOLD
- 1996 Atlanta - 100 m breaststroke SILVER
- 1996 Atlanta - 200 m breaststroke SILVER
- 2000 Sydney - 200 m breaststroke BRONZE
- 2004 Athens - 200 m breaststroke GOLD
- 2004 Athens - 200 m individual medley SILVER
- 2004 Athens - 4x100 m medley relay SILVER
Self Filmography :
- The O'Reilly Factor (1 episode, 2007)
- Rome Is Burning (1 episode, 2007)
- Late Show with David Letterman (1 episode, 2007)
- I Love the '90s: Part Deux (2005) (mini) TV Series
- Quintuplets (1 episode, 2004)
- Mad TV (1 episode, 2004)
- Last Call with Carson Daly (1 episode, 2004)
- Athens 2004: Games of the XXVIII Olympiad (2004) (mini) TV Series
- Sydney 2000: Games of the XXVII Olympiad (2000) (mini) TV Series
- Atlanta 1996: Games of the XXVI Olympiad (1996) (mini) TV Series
- SportsFigures (1 episode).
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