<plb_layout val_1="'''Born:''' October 29, 1981, in Newport Beach, California<br> '''Height:''' 1.72 m (5 ft 7 1⁄2 in)<br> '''College team:''' University of Arizona<br><br> An accomplished Olympic swimmer with 7 Olympic medals (2 gold, 4 silver, 1 bronze), Amanda Beard has also become a successful model and actress. Beard hung up the swim cap after the 2008 Olympics, but has given it a second thought and came out of retirement in August of 2010 to compete again in hopes of making Team USA for the 2012 Olympics. " val_2="'''2004 Summer Olympics - Athens'''<br> *Gold 200m breaststroke *Silver 200m medley *Silver 4x100m medley<br><br> '''2000 Summer Olympics - Sydney'''<br> *Bronze 200m breaststroke<br><br> '''1996 Summer Olympics - Atlanta'''<br> *Gold 4x100m medley *Silver 100m breaststroke *Silver 200m breaststroke " val_3="" val_4="'''TV shows:''' "Best Damn Sports Show" '''Movie:''' "Young Guns" '''Music:''' Greatful Dead, Neil Diamond " val_5="" val_6="Amanda Beard" val_7="File:Amanda_Beard_Hearth_Truth_2009_cropped.jpg" val_8=" USA" val_9="Aquatics-Swimming" val_10="Backstroke, Medley" val_11="Gold 1996 & 2004 Olympics" val_12="" val_13="1996, 2000, 2004, 2008" val_14="" val_15="Nastia Liukin Amanda Beard Heart Truth 2009 cropped.jpg Beard Action.jpg Beard Action (3).jpg Beard Action (2).jpg Amanda Beard Hearth Truth 2009 cropped.jpg Amanda Beard.jpg " layout_id="2218" cswikitext=""></plb_layout>

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