A native of Irvine, California, USA the twenty year old Amanda Beard is a four-time Olympic medalist from the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Games. Her winning breast-stroke has earned her a Gold and two Silver Medals in the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as well as a Bronze Medal in the 2000 Olympic Games. Following Amanda Beard's successful Olympics in Australia, Amanda had a great and fantastic year in 2002 by clobbering the American Record in the 200m Breaststroke and winning two Gold Medals at the Pan Pacific Championships in 2004. In 2002, Amanda Beard broke the United States record in the 200m breaststroke at the second World Cup, and she won the 100m and 200m breast at the Pan Pacific Championships


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Amanda Beard's Height: 5'8"
She is From: Irvine, California
She Trains in: Tucson, Arizona
Her Birth Date: 10/29/1981
Her Club: Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics
Her High School: Irvine, 1999
Her College: Arizona, 2003

Amanda Ray Beard (born October 29, 1981) is an American Olympic swimmer.

Born in Newport Beach, California, Beard made her first Olympic appearance at the 1996 games at the age of 14. She won silver medals in the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststrokes, and a gold in the medley relay. Her childlike manner captured the imagination of the media, and she was often photographed clutching her teddy bear, Harold, who joined her on the medal stand. She won a bronze in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2000 Games.

In 2003 she became the world champion and world record holder for the 200m breaststroke. She made a good showing at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Swim Trials and competed in the 2004 Olympic Games, where she won gold in the 200-meter breaststroke, her first individual gold medal. She also won silver in the 200-meter individual medley and finished fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke.


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