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Mariel Zagunis


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  • 2004
  • 2008
  • 2012
  • 2016

Name: Mariel Zagunis
Weight: 160
DOB: 3/3/1985
Birthplace: Portland, Ore.
Hometown: Beaverton, Ore.
High School: 
Valley Catholic High School (Beaverton, Ore.) '06
College: University of Notre Dame 

Olympic Highlights:

  • Three-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012); Three-time Olympic medalist (2 gold, 1 bronze)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, bronze (team), 4th (individual)
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold (individual)
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games, gold (individual)

Career Highlights:

  • Inducted in FIE Hall of Fame in 2013
  • 2012 FIE Senior World Cup Champion
  • 2011 FIE Senior World Cup Champion
  • 2010 FIE Senior World Cup Champion
  • 2009 FIE Senior World Cup Champion
  • 2005 FIE Senior World Cup Champion


Daughter of Catherine and Robert Zagunis...Married to Michael Swehla...Has two brothers, Marten and Merrick...Parents were both Olympic rowers...Served as the Opening Ceremony flag bearer for the U.S. delegation at the London 2012 Olympic Games...Hobbies include cooking, running and hiking.

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