Name: Jenny Thompson
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 50-meter Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 4x100 Freestyle, 4x200 Freestyle, 4x100 Medley
DOB: 2/26/1973
Birthplace: Danvers, Mass.
Hometown: Dover, N.H.
High School: Dover High School (Dover, N.H.)
College: Stanford University; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (1992, 1996, 2000, 2004); 12-time Olympic medalist (8 golds, 3 silvers, 1 bronze)
  • Barcelona 1992, gold (4x100-meter freestyle, 4x100 medley), silver (100 freestyle)
  • Atlanta 1996, gold (4x100 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle, 4x100 medley)
  • Sydney 2000, gold (4x100 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle, 4x100 medley), bronze (100 freestyle)
  • Athens 2004, silver (4x100 freestyle, 4x100 medley)
Personal: Daughter of Margrid Thompson...Has three siblings...Honed her swimming abilities as a member of the Seacoast Swimming Association...Was the youngest U.S. swimmer to win a gold medal at age 14 during the Olympic Games Barcelona 1992...Attended Stanford University on scholarship and majored in human biology...Was a 15-time world record holder...Most decorated U.S. Olympic female swimmer in history...Graduated from Columbia University’s College and Physicians and Surgeons...Practices medicine as a physician and specializes as a pediatric anesthesiologist.