has a lengthy article
today about how swimmer Amanda Beard is cashing in on the spotlight she got at the Olympic Games last summer, when she won seven medals.
"I've always been very focused and determined," Beard says. "The things I've wanted to do haven't changed drastically over the years. I really want to do everything."
Seven months after winning the Olympic gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke, plus silvers in the 200 individual medley and the 400 medley relay, Beard, 23, is doing just that while her Olympic teammates are preparing for the world championships trials.
To teenage girls, she's living proof to never give up. To women, she's the embodiment of a healthy active lifestyle. And to men, she's one of the sexiest athletes alive.
Of all the Olympians we saw grab medals last year, it's interesting to hear that Beard is one of the ones who has paralyed that into life beyond the Olympic fame. I'm sure the fact that she is an attractive, young female athlete hasn't hurt. As evidenced by this photo from this year's Sports Illustrated
posted by Michael Hickerson at 3/31/2005 03:53:00 PM
Amanda Beard..Olympic medalist, swimsuit model