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Jenny Thompson

Chronology

1973 Born February 26 in Georgetown, Massachusetts
1987 Becomes world-ranked swimmer in the 50-meter freestyle
1991-95 Earns degree in human biology from Stanford University
1992 Sets world record in 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. Olympic trials
1992 Wins two gold medals at Olympics in Barceleona
1993 Named U.S. Swimming's Swimmer of the Year
1994 Breaks arm at pool party
1996 Wins three gold medals at Olympics in Atlanta
1998 Wins first major international award in an individual event and a total of four gold medals at World Championships
1998 Named U.S. Swimming's Swimmer of the Year
1999 Sets world record in 100-meter butterfly
2000 Wins three gold medals at Olympics in Sydney
2000 Retires from swimming following Olympics
2001 Begins medical school at Columbia University
2002 Returns to swimming competition

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