Thompson, Jenny (1973–)

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Thompson, Jenny (1973–)

American swimmer. Name variations: Jennifer Thompson. Born Jennifer Thompson, Feb 26, 1973, in Georgetown, MA; graduate of Stanford University, 1995; attended Columbia University School of Medicine.

Won a gold medal at Pan American Games (1987); helped win 19 NCAA titles and 4 team titles during college career at Stanford; set a world record in 100-meter freestyle at US Olympic Trials (1992); at Barcelona Olympics, won a silver medal in 100-meter freestyle and gold medals in 4 × 100-meter medley relay and 4 × 100-meter freestyle relay (1992); won 6 gold medals at Pan Pacific Games (1993); won 5 US national titles (1993); won 2 gold medals at US national championships (1994); won 3 individual and 2 relay events at NCAA championships (1995); at Atlanta Olympics, won gold medals for the 4 × 100-meter medley relay, 4 × 100-meter freestyle relay and 800-meter freestyle relay (1996); won gold medals for the 100-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly and 2 relay gold medals at World championships, Perth (1998); won 3 gold medals and 1 silver medal and set a world record at World Short Course championships (1999); won 2 gold medals and 1 silver medal and set a world record at World Short Course championships (2000); at Sydney Olympics, won gold medals in 4 × 100-meter freestyle relay, 4 × 100-meter medley relay, and 800-meter freestyle relay and a bronze medal in the 100-meter freestyle (2000); won silver medals for 4 × 100-meter freestyle and 4 × 100-meter medley relay at Athens Olympics (2004). Named US Swimmer of the Year (1993).

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