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Amanda Beard
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Swimmer
    (October 29, 1981- )
    5'9
    American Female Swimmer of the Year (2003)
    World Champion (2003)
    Olympic bronze 200m breast stroke (2000)
    Olympic gold 200m breast stroke (2004)
    Olympic gold 400m relay (1996)
    Olympic double silver 100m/200m breast stroke (1996)
    Although she is feminine, she has man and beard in her name, and her middle name is Ray.
    She had post-olympic stress syndrome (OK I made that up) after the 1996 Olympics.
    By 1998, she dropped her world rank in just two years from 2nd to 53rd in the 200m breast stroke (her best event).
    She likes to decorate and go clothes shopping.
    She named her cats Angel and Dodger (what no Yankee?).
    She named her Sheltie dog, Jerry Garcia.
    She said of her Irvine Novaqatics coach that he 'thought my breaststroke stunk so he worked with me all the time.'
    She carries around a lucky teddy bear that she takes to the medal stand.
    She had her tongue pierced.
    Although she qualified for the 2001 world championships, she decided to go on a European vacation, instead.
    She turned professional after her second year in college, depriving the school from allowing her to compete in her junior and senior years in competitions.
    She kept a diary for NBC about her Olympic adventures. She began her NBC diary on March 27, 1996, stating 'Hi, I'm Amanda Beard and I'm a 14 year old swimmer.'
    She posed topless (covering her chest with her arms) for FHM and also appeared on the cover (September 2004).
    She won the Olympic gold at fourteen.
    Her favorite stroke is the breast stroke.
    In 2003, she set a world's record for the 200m breast stroke.
    She attended the University of Arizona, majoring in retail and consumer sciences.
    She is involved in protecting endangered species.
    Both her parents are teachers and both her sisters are swimmers.
    Her idol is Summer Sanders.
    She likes to roller blade and jump on trampolines.
    She is a sci-fi fan and loved the X-Files.
    At eighteen, she purchased a house in Tucson Arizona.
    She appeared on Jay Leno's Tonight Show and in Men's Fitness, Vanity Fair and FHM.
    For 2017, as of last week, Out of 54 Votes: 70.37% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 118 Votes: 33.05% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 30 Votes: 23.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 2153 Votes: 41.24% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 40 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 123 Votes: 37.40% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 393 Votes: 43.77% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 123 Votes: 49.59% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 189 Votes: 47.09% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 442 Votes: 59.50% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 806 Votes: 46.28% Annoying
 
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