Jenny Thompson

Jenny Thompson

Jennifer Elisabeth Thompson (born February 26, 1973) is an American former competition swimmer, and one of the most decorated Olympians in history, winning twelve medals, including eight gold medals, in the 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 Summer Olympics.

Thompson, a Massachusetts native who calls Dover, New Hampshire her hometown, began swimming at age 7 at a summer country club called Cedardale in Groveland, Massachusetts. She swam there every summer from ages 7 to 12 under coach Nancy Pearson Brennan. During the indoor season, she swam at the Danvers YMCA from ages 7 to 9, and then continued swimming under coach Nancy Pearson Brennan at the Andover-North Andover YMCA from the ages of 10 to 12. At age 12 she began swimming for Seacoast Swimming Association under coaches Amy and Mike Parratto.

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-meter freestyle at the Pan American Games. She won her first world championship in 1991, as part of the USA's winning 4x100-meter freestyle relay team, and held the world record in the 50-meter and 100-meter freestyle when she participated in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.

In 2006, Thompson received a medical degree from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is currently working as a fellow in anesthesiology at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Read more about Jenny Thompson:  Recent Life and Work, Accolades and Other Recognition

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1996 Hayward, CA, USA Immersion 100 m 0049.88 Jenny Thompson 1996 Dunaujvaros, Hungary 400 m 0452.72 Margo Diamond 1997 Hobart, Australia 800 m 1027.50 Cynthia Coates 1996 Dunaujvaros, Hungary Relays 4×100 m ...
Swimming At The 2000 Summer Olympics - Medal Summary - Women
... Therese Alshammar Sweden (SWE) 54.33 Dara Torres United States (USA) 54.43 Jenny Thompson United States (USA) 200 metre freestyle Susie O'Neill Australia (AUS) 158.24 ...
1993 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships - Results - Women's Events
... Event Gold Silver Bronze 50 m freestyle Jenny Thompson USA 25.60 Angel Martino 25.78 Jessica Amey 26.06 100 m freestyle Jenny Thompson 55.25 Susie O'Neill 55.80 Angel Martino 55.97 200 m ...
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... Her adopted hometown of Dover, New Hampshire has a public swimming pool named in her honor. ...
1999 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 M) - Results - Women's Events
... Event Gold Silver Bronze 50m Freestyle Inge de Bruijn 24.35 Jenny Thompson 24.57 Alison Sheppard 24.97 100m Freestyle Jenny Thompson 53.24 Sandra Völker 53 ...

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