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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | July 24, 1992
At the next table, there were 50, 60 guys surrounding Summer Sanders. They carried minicams and microphones and note pads. They laughed on cue. They asked her about money, stardom and gold medals.Must be the name.Jenny Thompson was talking to five reporters. Two from the United States. A couple from China. Another from points unknown carrying a microphone.Sanders flashed a smile and flashbulbs popped. Thompson spoke softly about learning to swim in a six-lap, 25-yard indoor pool built out of a converted garage, about growing up in a single-parent family, about how being a little too tall and a little too muscular can make men a little too uncomfortable.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2004
LONG BEACH, Calif. - For those of you keeping score at home, it's 8-5, with the rest of the U.S. leading the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Through four nights and 13 finals at the U.S. Team Trials for swimming, there have been only two multiple winners. Michael Phelps has owned half of the men's events, and Katie Hoff became the first women's double-winner with a surprise title in the 200-meter individual medley last night. Four mornings ago and five weeks past her 15th birthday, Hoff was a scared kid in her first race here on Wednesday morning.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | July 30, 1997
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It was so misleading. The photo showed Jenny Thompson's back, as if to say, "Jenny's back."Truth is, Jenny Thompson has never been away, at least not from swimming greatness. She was the subject of a nationwide ad campaign for waterproof backpacks, showing her back, and a photo of her back was in Vanity Fair.At 24, Thompson has been on top of her swimming game without letup since 1987, when she was named Rookie of the Meet in the spring nationals. She has won 18 national titles and five Olympic gold medals.
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By Dan Greenberg and Dan Greenberg,SUN STAFF | June 15, 2003
Two years ago, Jenny Thompson didn't know if she would ever swim competitively again. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist and winner of more Olympic medals (10) than any other American woman was a student at Columbia University Medical School. But she still has plenty of swimming left in her. Thompson, 30, took first place in the 200-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly with times of 2 minutes, 4.54 seconds and 1:00.03, respectively, at yesterday's North Baltimore Aquatic Club Invitational Long Course Championships at Meadowbrook Aquatic Center.
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By Susan Reimer | August 22, 2000
JENNY THOMPSON, a member of the U.S. Olympic swim team, recently appeared in Sports Illustrated in only the bottom half of a Wonder Woman costume and with her hands clenched defiantly over her naked breasts, and a lot of people are really worked up. SI is accused of sexualizing the woman athlete, and Thompson is accused of allowing herself to be sexualized. Both are accused of setting women back decades in their struggle to be taken seriously as athletes and to make decent money at it. And in many cases it is other women, feminists mostly, who are howling and pointing fingers.
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By David Woods and David Woods,Special to The Sun | August 16, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- When Anita Nall turned to her former age-group swim coach, Ed Fraser of the Harrisburg (Pa.) East Shore YMCA, she was looking for a little inspiration.Instead, Fraser makes it sound as if he is the one benefiting. "She's a tough girl, and she knows how to race," he said. "I get inspired just watching her. I really do."After a recurring bout with mononucleosis, Nall, 18, may not be able to train with her opponents, but she can race with them. The Towson Catholic graduate finished fourth last night in the women's 200-meter breaststroke in the National Swimming Championships at Indiana University Natatorium.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | July 11, 2004
LONG BEACH, Calif. - For those of you keeping score at home, it's 8-5, with the rest of the U.S. leading the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Through four nights and 13 finals at the U.S. Team Trials for swimming, there have been only two multiple winners. Michael Phelps has owned half of the men's events, and Katie Hoff became the first women's double-winner with a surprise title in the 200-meter individual medley last night. Four mornings ago and five weeks past her 15th birthday, Hoff was a scared kid in her first race here on Wednesday morning.
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By Dan Greenberg and Dan Greenberg,SUN STAFF | June 15, 2003
Two years ago, Jenny Thompson didn't know if she would ever swim competitively again. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist and winner of more Olympic medals (10) than any other American woman was a student at Columbia University Medical School. But she still has plenty of swimming left in her. Thompson, 30, took first place in the 200-meter freestyle and 100-meter butterfly with times of 2 minutes, 4.54 seconds and 1:00.03, respectively, at yesterday's North Baltimore Aquatic Club Invitational Long Course Championships at Meadowbrook Aquatic Center.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | July 31, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Anita Nall wants her driver's license.She wants to hang around malls and eat dinner with her family. She can't wait to wear big T-shirts and wool socks. Go see a few horror movies. Take a real vacation.Anita Nall wants to be a teen-ager again."It's been a hectic week, and I'm kind of glad it's over," said Nall, the 16-year-old swimmer from Towson. She closed her Olympic competition yesterday with a gold medal as part of the winning U.S. team in the 400-meter medley relay.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | July 31, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Anita Nall wants her driver's license.She wants to hang around malls and eat dinner with her family. She can't wait to wear big T-shirts and wool socks. Go see a few horror movies. Take a real vacation.Anita Nall wants to be a teen-ager again."It's been a hectic week, and I'm kind of glad it's over," said Nall, the 16-year-old swimmer from Towson. She closed her Olympic competition yesterday with a gold medal as part of the winning U.S. team in the 400-meter medley relay.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia - When their training sessions at Stanford Swimming got too competitive, Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres were told to work out at different times of the day. But they couldn't be separated in the 100-meter freestyle sprint at the Olympics. In a pool overflowing with more divas than a VH1 special, Inge de Bruijn of the Netherlands won the 100 freestyle at the International Aquatic Centre in 53.83 seconds, just off her world-record time. Sweden's Therese Alshammar was second.
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September 13, 2000
DAY 1 Friday, Sept. 15 Burden of flame Swim legend Dawn Fraser? Cathy Freeman, the Aborigine who could win gold in track and field's 400-meter dash? Golfer Greg Norman? How about model Elle Macpherson? As always, there is suspense regarding who will light the flame during the opening ceremonies at the 110,000-seat Olympic Stadium. DAY 2 Saturday, Sept. 16 First "tri" The triathlon debuts as a medal event at the Olympics, with the women fighting currents, two severe turns and hopefully no sharks during their .9-mile swim in Sydney Harbor.
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By Susan Reimer | August 22, 2000
JENNY THOMPSON, a member of the U.S. Olympic swim team, recently appeared in Sports Illustrated in only the bottom half of a Wonder Woman costume and with her hands clenched defiantly over her naked breasts, and a lot of people are really worked up. SI is accused of sexualizing the woman athlete, and Thompson is accused of allowing herself to be sexualized. Both are accused of setting women back decades in their struggle to be taken seriously as athletes and to make decent money at it. And in many cases it is other women, feminists mostly, who are howling and pointing fingers.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,SUN STAFF | July 30, 1997
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- It was so misleading. The photo showed Jenny Thompson's back, as if to say, "Jenny's back."Truth is, Jenny Thompson has never been away, at least not from swimming greatness. She was the subject of a nationwide ad campaign for waterproof backpacks, showing her back, and a photo of her back was in Vanity Fair.At 24, Thompson has been on top of her swimming game without letup since 1987, when she was named Rookie of the Meet in the spring nationals. She has won 18 national titles and five Olympic gold medals.
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By David Woods and David Woods,Special to The Sun | August 16, 1994
INDIANAPOLIS -- When Anita Nall turned to her former age-group swim coach, Ed Fraser of the Harrisburg (Pa.) East Shore YMCA, she was looking for a little inspiration.Instead, Fraser makes it sound as if he is the one benefiting. "She's a tough girl, and she knows how to race," he said. "I get inspired just watching her. I really do."After a recurring bout with mononucleosis, Nall, 18, may not be able to train with her opponents, but she can race with them. The Towson Catholic graduate finished fourth last night in the women's 200-meter breaststroke in the National Swimming Championships at Indiana University Natatorium.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | July 31, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Anita Nall wants her driver's license.She wants to hang around malls and eat dinner with her family. She can't wait to wear big T-shirts and wool socks. Go see a few horror movies. Take a real vacation.Anita Nall wants to be a teen-ager again."It's been a hectic week, and I'm kind of glad it's over," said Nall, the 16-year-old swimmer from Towson. She closed her Olympic competition yesterday with a gold medal as part of the winning U.S. team in the 400-meter medley relay.
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By Paul McMullen and Paul McMullen,SUN STAFF | September 22, 2000
SYDNEY, Australia - When their training sessions at Stanford Swimming got too competitive, Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres were told to work out at different times of the day. But they couldn't be separated in the 100-meter freestyle sprint at the Olympics. In a pool overflowing with more divas than a VH1 special, Inge de Bruijn of the Netherlands won the 100 freestyle at the International Aquatic Centre in 53.83 seconds, just off her world-record time. Sweden's Therese Alshammar was second.
SPORTS
September 13, 2000
DAY 1 Friday, Sept. 15 Burden of flame Swim legend Dawn Fraser? Cathy Freeman, the Aborigine who could win gold in track and field's 400-meter dash? Golfer Greg Norman? How about model Elle Macpherson? As always, there is suspense regarding who will light the flame during the opening ceremonies at the 110,000-seat Olympic Stadium. DAY 2 Saturday, Sept. 16 First "tri" The triathlon debuts as a medal event at the Olympics, with the women fighting currents, two severe turns and hopefully no sharks during their .9-mile swim in Sydney Harbor.
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By Mike Preston and Mike Preston,Staff Writer | July 31, 1992
BARCELONA, Spain -- Anita Nall wants her driver's license.She wants to hang around malls and eat dinner with her family. She can't wait to wear big T-shirts and wool socks. Go see a few horror movies. Take a real vacation.Anita Nall wants to be a teen-ager again."It's been a hectic week, and I'm kind of glad it's over," said Nall, the 16-year-old swimmer from Towson. She closed her Olympic competition yesterday with a gold medal as part of the winning U.S. team in the 400-meter medley relay.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Staff Writer | July 24, 1992
At the next table, there were 50, 60 guys surrounding Summer Sanders. They carried minicams and microphones and note pads. They laughed on cue. They asked her about money, stardom and gold medals.Must be the name.Jenny Thompson was talking to five reporters. Two from the United States. A couple from China. Another from points unknown carrying a microphone.Sanders flashed a smile and flashbulbs popped. Thompson spoke softly about learning to swim in a six-lap, 25-yard indoor pool built out of a converted garage, about growing up in a single-parent family, about how being a little too tall and a little too muscular can make men a little too uncomfortable.
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