Between his sophomore and senior years in high school, Matt grew three inches, put on 35 pounds and became the best high school sprinter in America. }); She won three silver medals, a bronze medal, as well as a gold medal. She is also a television reporter, and works as a charitable organizer for cancer research. The two former gymnasts were commentators at the 2012 London Olympics and in the past, performed a synchronized swimming routine on Good Morning America. years: 365.25*1000*60*60*24, months: 30.41666667*1000*60*60*24, weeks: 7*1000*60*60*24, days: 1000*60*60*24, hours: 1000*60*60, minutes: 1000*60, seconds: 1000 Beijing 2022 . Swimming at Barcelona 1992, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988 Olympics. Salaries vary based on many factors such as gender, education, industry, and geographical location. She announced she would be retiring from competitive swimming in 2012. Overall, the track and field star has 9 Olympic gold medals and 10 World Championships under his belt. The former swimmer has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the United States Olympic Hall of Fame. His dad was a former water polo and swim coach and thought his son should learn how to swim. var text = ''; In 2004, she joined the U.S Olympic Swimming Team and won two gold medals for the 100m backstroke and the 800m freestyle relay. Mark Spitz was born in Russia and moved to Hawaii at the age of two. But this 6 ft. 6-1/4 inch, 210 pound swimmer with a size 14 shoe and a "wing span" equal to more than his height, is a special person who, in his gregarious style, likes helping other. Matt Biondi was previously married to Kirsten Metzger. In 1984 she won a silver medal at the Los Angeles Olympics, and in 1996 a bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympics. Today, Maroney has transitioned into the entertainment industry and appears on shows such as Bones and Heart of Dixie. Allyson Felix has six Olympic gold medals and doesn’t plan on retiring anytime soon. Her career was cut short to a chronic injury and while she’s been present at recent games and gymnastics events to commentate, she herself can no longer compete. His first was the gold medal in the 2000 Sydney 130kg Greco-Roman wrestling. His height is 6 ft, 7 in and weight is 209 lb. Today, Bruce has successfully transitioned into Caitlyn Jenner and belongs to one of pop culture’s most influential families – The Kardashians. In the 1980 Winter Games, Eruzione led the U.S.A. to victory against the Soviet Union and was dubbed the “miracle on ice.” The hockey event has gone down as one of the greatest victories in gold medal history. loop_range = seconds['day']; Waimea offers a distinct contrast, with its three traffic lights and unmistakable small-town atmosphere. FOR THE RECORD: 1984 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (4x100m freestyle relay); 1988 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x200m freestyle relay), silver (100m butterfly), bronze (200 freestyle); 1992 OLYMPIC GAMES: gold (4x100m freestyle relay), silver (50m freestyle), 5th (100m freestyle); 1986, 1988 WORLD SWIMMER OF THE YEAR; WORLD RECORDS (12): 6 (50m freestyle, 100m freestyle), 6 (4x100m freestyle and medley relay, 4x200m freestyle relay); 1986 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: gold (100m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay), silver (100m butterfly), bronze (50m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle relay); 1991 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: gold (100m freestyle, 4x100 freestyle relay, 4x100m medley relay), silver (50m freestyle); US NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (17): 10 short course (50yd, 100yd, 200yd freestyle, 100yd butterfly, relays), 7 long course (50m, 100m 200m freestyle, 100m butterfly); NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS (13): freestyle, relays; NCAA WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS (3). "It's a change, but it's what I needed," Biondi said. He received a second gold medal for swimming in the preliminary heat of the 400m medley relay which came in first in the finals. And since then she became a CoverGirl spokesmodel. . He still works for the IOC and is also a coach in Prague. UPDATE: Biondi teamed up with his masters club, the Conejo Valley Multisport Masters (CVMM) to launch the inaugural Matt Biondi Masters Classic. Four years later, in 2000, the young gymnast decided to retire from the sport after sustaining multiple injuries throughout her career.