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  Jenny Thompson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thompson 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 100m freestyle at the Pan American Games.
Although Thompson won two gold medals as part of the 4x100 free and 4x100 medley teams, she was angry about being beaten by the Chinese, whom she suspected of steroid use, and her comments on the issue raised considerable controversy.
Thompson continued her career as a part of the U.S. team and a member of the Stanford University team, and continued to rank among the world's best swimmers for the next four years.
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 ipedia.com: Jenny Thompson Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jenny Thompson, a swimmer, is one of the most decorated Olympians in history, winning 10 medals, including eight golds, while representing the United States of America in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Summe...
Jenny Thompson (born February 26, 1973), a swimmer, is one of the most decorated Olympians in history, winning 10 medals, including eight golds, while representing the United States of America in the 1992, 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics.
Thompson 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 free at the Pan American Games.
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 Jenny Thompson -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
However, she failed to qualify for the final in the 50 free, and finished second in the 100, where she was beaten by a (Any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China; regarded as dialects of a single language (even though they are mutually unintelligible) because they share an ideographic writing system) Chinese swimmer.
Thompson continued her career as a part of the U.S. team and a member of the (A university in California) Stanford University team, and continued to rank among the world's best swimmers for the next four years.
However, a poor performance at the 1996 Olympic Trials kept her from competing in any individual event at that year's Games in (State capital and largest city of Georgia; chief commercial center of the southeastern United States; was plundered and burned by Sherman's army during the American Civil War) Atlanta.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/j/je/jenny_thompson.htm   (566 words)

  
 Boston.com / Sports / Other sports / Jenny Thompson wins 12th medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Swimmer and Dover native Jenny Thompson won a Silver medal in the women's 4x100-meter relay at the Olympics Saturday, bringing her career medals to a record even dozen.
Thompson couldn't hold on in the fly when given a lead by Natalie Coughlin (backstroke) and Amanda Beard (breaststroke), who covered the first 200 under world-record pace.
Thompson was fifth and seventh in her two individual events, which means she'll end her career without a gold of her own.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/articles/2004/08/21/jenny_thompson_wins_12th_medal   (401 words)

  
 Jenny Thompson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jenny Thompson is the most decorated Olympic female swimmer in the United States, with ten Olympic medals to her name.
While at Stanford, Jenny helped her team to the NCAA national championship in 1992 by winning the NCAA title in both the 50m and 100m Freestyles.
After majoring in Biology at Stanford, Jenny is continuing to pursue her second passion, enrolling in medical school at Columbia University.
www.swimacrossamerica.org /olympians/thompson.asp   (185 words)

  
 Talk:Jenny Thompson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I should apologize to Jenny Thompson because I assumed she was slower one on 4 x 100 freestyle relay final but actually she was the fastest one among the four swimmer so Thompson may look terrible in 4 x 100 freestyle relay but she did try her best.
Tony C. Thompson never would have competed at the expense of someone she knew would perform better.
Considering the suspected use of steroids by almost every one of her contemporaries, and the general consensus that Thompson didn't, I'd say she might be the best swimmer who ever lived.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Talk:Jenny_Thompson   (196 words)

  
 CNNSI.com - SI For Women - 100 Greatest Female Athletes - Monday November 29, 1999 02:59 PM
Thompson's first triumph came at the 1992 U.S. Olympic Trials where she set the world record in the 100 freestyle.
Thompson achieved some measure of redemption in 1998 when she finally broke through at a world championships, winning two individual (100 free and 100 fly) and two relay golds.
A Stanford grad, the 26-year-old Thompson continues to dominate her sport at an age when most swimmers are washed up and hopes to finally win an individual Olympic gold medal in 2000.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /siforwomen/top_100/62   (443 words)

  
 Boston.com / Sports / Jenny got her number
And it was the way Thompson felt three years ago on the morning of Sept. 11, when she watched the twin towers collapse from her Washington Heights apartment.
Ever since Thompson had made her first US team in 1987 ("Young'un" was her nickname then), her mother had been her anchorwoman, rock-solid behind her.
Thompson was by the ocean yesterday, swimming in a temporary pool in a parking lot a few hundred yards from the beach.
www.boston.com /sports/articles/2004/07/09/jenny_got_her_number   (554 words)

  
 United States Olympic Committee - Bittersweet farewell for Jenny Thompson
ATHENS _ The competitor inside Jenny Thompson would not allow her to fully enjoy the moment that made her the most decorated U.S Olympian in history.
Thompson won her record 12th medal Saturday at the Olympic Aquatic Center to pass Mark Spitz, Matt Biondi and shooter Carl Osburn and become the athlete with the most medals won by an American.
Thompson, 31, said she is ready to pass the torch: "Natalie is an amazing swimmer and individual.
www.olympic-usa.org /132_25121.htm   (575 words)

  
 Jenny Thompson Wins 11th Olympic Medal On First Day Of 2004 Olympics :: Foudy, Mendoza, Nnamani, Schroeder and Tom also ...
Thompson's medal was the 11th of her storied career, equaling the career swimming record at the Olympics held by Mark Spitz, Matt Biondi and Carl Osburn.
However, Thompson was denied her record ninth Olympic gold medal by an Australian team that broke a new world record to win the race in 3:35.94.
Thompson also qualified for Sunday's 100 meter fly finals by finishing sixth in the semifinals of the event on Saturday with a time of 58.91.
gostanford.collegesports.com /genrel/081404aac.html   (502 words)

  
 Columbia News ::: Jenny Thompson Wins Gold at World Swimming Championships in Barcelona
Her time in the 100-meter butterfly final was a world championship meet record and was also her first victory in an individual event in a major competition since 1998.
Thompson also placed second in both the 50-meter butterfly and 4 x 100-meter medley relay and third in the 100-meter freestyle.
Thompson missed her sixth medal of the championship by.02 seconds as she took fourth place in the 50-meter freestyle on the last day of competition.
www.columbia.edu /cu/news/03/08/jennyThompson.html   (201 words)

  
 Former Cardinal Women's Swimmer Named USOC Sportswoman of the Year :: Jenny Thompson Honored After Breaking World Record
Thompson, 26, is on her way to Australia for three weeks of training in preparation for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Thompson broke three short-course world records and added three more summer national titles to her name, giving her the most of any active swimmer with 23.
Thompson was appreciative of the honor although surprised to win over Michelle Akers of the U.S. women’s soccer team and Venus Williams, U.S. Open champion.
gostanford.ocsn.com /sports/w-swim/spec-rel/122299aaa.html   (229 words)

  
 Boston.com / Sports / Other sports / Olympics / Jenny Thompson denied ninth relay gold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jenny Thompson lost out on a record-tying ninth Olympic gold medal Saturday night, giving up the lead on the final lap as Australia won the 400-meter freestyle relay with a world record.
Thompson, who has won all eight of her golds in relays, anchored the U.S. team and dove into the water ahead by nearly four-10ths of a second after Amanda Weir seized the lead on the third leg.
Thompson swam her 100 in 53.77 -- best of the American swimmers and enough to give the team a national record of 3:36.39.
www.boston.com /sports/other_sports/olympics/articles/2004/08/14/australian_women_win_400_freestyle_relay?mode=PF   (381 words)

  
 NH People - Jenny Thompson Biography
Jenny Thompson was born on February 26, 1973 in Danvers, Mass.
Jenny began swimming while living in Massachusetts when she joined the YMCA and become serious about the sport after joining Seacoast Swimming in Dover, NH at the age of 12.
Jenny resides in Menlo New York and is attending medical school at Columbia University.
www.newhampshire.com /pages/thompsonbio.cfm   (385 words)

  
 Jenny Thompson - Home
Based on Thompson's interviews with reenactors, survey data, and seven years of fieldwork--Thompson donned uniforms and joined up with several units to find out for herself what reenacting was all about--War Games tells the stories of thousands of ordinary Americans, mostly men, who make war their hobby.
Thompson, who first became aware of reenactments in June 1993, found these latter-day stagings so fascinating that she decided to conduct her dissertation work on them and performed seven years of research, leading to this book.
Thompson estimates that more than 5000 participants a year, mostly men, engage in reenactments of World Wars I and II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
jennythompson.org   (1318 words)

  
 Thompson, Jenny --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Thompson was born on Feb. 26, 1973, in Danvers, Mass.
The Swedish soprano Jenny Lind was admired equally for her skilled coloratura (singing ornately embellished music) in opera and oratorio and her appealing style in simple songs.
When a monument was unveiled in Castlegar, B.C., in 1954 to commemorate David Thompson's exploration of the Columbia River, he was called “Canada's Greatest Geographer.” He was the first man to explore and chart the Columbia from its source in the Selkirk Mountains to its mouth in the Pacific Ocean.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9343800?&query=jenny   (757 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Swimmer Thompson stays strong in and out of water   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Margrid Thompson is home in Dover, N.H., weakened by a spreading cancer, unable to do what for so many years superseded all else in her life: attend Jenny's swim meets.
As Jenny opens a bottle of juice and an energy bar, she thinks of the French toast her mom used to make her eat before meets so the little girl with the nervous stomach at least would have a good breakfast.
Jenny Thompson requested that memorial donations be made to Swim Across America, which raises money for cancer research and awareness through swimming events.
www.usatoday.com /sports/olympics/summer/athens/2004-02-09-thompson_x.htm   (1165 words)

  
 Women's Sports Foundation ATHLETES
Jenny Thompson is the most decorated U.S. female Olympian, in any sport, with 11 Olympic medals (8 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze).
Thompson placed second in the 50m freestyle and 100m butterfly in the P66 Summer Nationals in addition to taking fourth in the 100m freestyle.
Collegiately, Thompson was a seven-time NCAA individual champion (1995, 100y freestyle, 100y butterfly, 200y individual medley; 1993 and 1992, 50y freestyle, 100y freestyle) while at Stanford University.
www.womenssportsfoundation.org /cgi-bin/iowa/athletes/record.html?record=845   (468 words)

  
 The Union Leader and New Hampshire Sunday News - 23-Oct-05 - Jenny Thompson still has
a desire to compete
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When Jenny was 13 and beginning to make waves as a top-flight swimmer — she’d compete in her first Olympic Trials a year later — Margrid decided to move the family from Massachusetts to Dover, N.H., so her daughter could train with Mike Parratto at the Seacoast Swimming Association.
At the 1992 trials, Thompson broke the world record in the 100 freestyle and suddenly everyone was saddling her with the prospect of winning five individual gold medals at the Barcelona Games.
Thompson won three gold medals in relays in Atlanta and two more, along with a bronze in the 100 freestyle, in Sydney.
www.theunionleader.com /articles_showa.html?article=40466   (1175 words)

  
 berniE-zine Book Reviews: War Games, by Jenny Thompson
That is what writer Jenny Thompson was told by a panelist at an American Studies Association conference at which she reported on the phenomenon of 20th Century reenacting.
Thompson ultimately comes to believe that, while reenactors proclaim publicly to be primarily interested in keeping alive the memory of the sacrifices of common soldiers, this is more a fig leaf designed to appeal to the world outside of the hobby.
For Thompson, the reenactors she studies are not mere laboratory animals.
rantsravesreviews.homestead.com /WarGames.html   (1172 words)

  
 ESPN.com - OLY - Last storied laps: Jenny Thompson to retire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Thompson could race as many as 11 times in the 25-meter temporary pool at Conseco Fieldhouse if she makes the finals in her three individual events -- 50-meter butterfly, 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly.
Thompson settled for two silvers at her fourth Olympics in Athens.
Thompson's coach, John Collins, is here as much for Thompson as he is to be an assistant with the U.S. men's team.
sports.espn.go.com /oly/news/story?id=1897232   (760 words)

  
 Thompson qualifies for fourth Olympics | Olympics | ajc.com | ajc.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
She did not win the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. trials, but runner-up was enough to send the self-nicknamed "Grand Old Woman," once known in the extended U.S. swim family as "Young-un," to Athens.
Magrid Thompson, who had dedicated her life to Jenny and three accomplished siblings, had died in February of esophageal cancer.
Years ago, Magrid had moved the family 60 miles away from her job so Jenny could be near an upgraded coach and facilities.
www.ajc.com /sports/content/sports/0704/09swim.html   (499 words)

  
 Jenny Thompson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Jenny believes that a good relationship is achieved by establishing trust and mutual respect between all parties.
Jenny's commitment to the highest ethical standards is the foundation from which a solid business relationship is built.
Jenny has a postive attitude, is a good listener and will go the extra mile to make your transaction as smooth and efficient as possible!
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 United States Olympic Committee - Thompson, Jenny
Trained for eight weeks in the ‘Jenny Thompson Pool’ prior to the 2002 Summer Nationals, qualified for the Pan Pacifics, where she won five medals and swam a lifetime best in the 50m freestyle
Doctors told Thompson that she was done for the rest of the swimming season.
On her last race in Athens: "That was my last Olympic swim race," said Thompson, who was denied her ninth Olympic gold medal and remained tied for the most Olympic gold medals by an American swimmer with eight.
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 Jenny Thompson Becomes Most Decorated Olympian In American History :: Former Stanford swimmer wins 12th Olympic medal ...
Athens, Greece - Jenny Thompson (1991-95 at Stanford) became the most decorated Olympian in American history when she picked up her 12th career Olympic medal as a member of the United States' second-place 4x100 medley relay women's swimming team on Saturday.
Thompson, who is competing in her fourth Olympic Games, and her American teammates finished the race in a time of 3:59.12, while an Australian team set a new world record to win the event in 3:57.32.
Thompson, who had earned a silver medal at the 2004 Games last Saturday as a member of the Americans' second-place 4x100 free relay squad, was also seventh in the finals of the 50 free with a time of 25.11.
gostanford.collegesports.com /genrel/082104aaa.html   (704 words)

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