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|Artist||The Heart Truth|
|Credit||Amanda Beard on the Red Carpet|
|Desc||Backstage at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week. February 13, 2009 at Bryant Park.|
|Usage||Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0|
Amanda Beard is ...
|Born||29 October 1981 in Newport Beach|
|Age||41 years, 8 months|
|Sex or gender||female|
|Country of citizenship||United States of America|
|Birth name||Amanda Ray Beard|
|Occupation||swimmer and model|
|Country for sport||United States of America|
|Participant in||2008 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, 2000 Summer Olympics, 1996 Summer Olympics, swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – women's 100 metre breaststroke, swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – women's 200 metre breaststroke, swimming at the 2000 Summer Olympics – women's 200 metre breaststroke, swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – women's 200 metre breaststroke, swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – women's 200 metre individual medley, swimming at the 1996 Summer Olympics – women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay and swimming at the 2004 Summer Olympics – women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay|
|Member of sports team||Arizona Wildcats|
|Educated at||University of Arizona and Irvine High School|
About Amanda Beard
Amanda Beard is a name that is synonymous with swimming. Born on October 29, 1981, in Irvine, California, Beard began swimming at the age of four and quickly became a prodigy in the sport. She went on to become one of the most decorated swimmers in American history, with seven Olympic medals to her name.
Beard burst onto the scene at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where she won a gold medal in the 4x100-meter medley relay at the age of just 14. She went on to compete in three more Olympics, winning two more golds, four silvers, and a bronze. In addition to her Olympic success, Beard also won 21 medals at the World Championships and set two world records.
Off the pool deck, Beard has been just as successful. She has modeled for various magazines, including Sports Illustrated, and has been a spokesperson for several companies. She has also written two books, including her autobiography, "In the Water They Can't See You Cry."
Despite her success, Beard has been open about her struggles with depression, self-harm, and body image issues. She has used her platform to advocate for mental health awareness and body positivity, and has been a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement.
Beard retired from competitive swimming in 2012, but has remained active in the sport as a commentator and analyst. She has also become a mother, giving birth to two children with her husband, photographer Sacha Brown.
Amanda Beard's legacy in the sport of swimming is undeniable, but it is her honesty and vulnerability that have made her a role model for so many. As she continues to use her platform to advocate for important causes, it is clear that her impact will be felt far beyond the pool.
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