Brooke Bennett

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Brooke Bennett
Personal information
Full nameBrooke Marie Bennett
Nationality United States
Born(1980-05-06) May 6, 1980 (age 32)
Freestyle
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight126 lb (57 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
Stroke(s)Freestyle
ClubBrandon Blue Wave
 
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Brooke Bennett
Personal information
Full nameBrooke Marie Bennett
Nationality United States
Born(1980-05-06) May 6, 1980 (age 32)
Freestyle
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight126 lb (57 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
Stroke(s)Freestyle
ClubBrandon Blue Wave

Brooke Marie Bennett (born May 6, 1980) is an American former competition swimmer and three-time Olympic champion.

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Swimming career

1996 Summer Olympics

Bennett’s first gold medal came in the 800 meter freestyle race at the 1996 Summer Olympics. This accomplishment, coming days after her grandfather died, was overshadowed by the fact that this was the last Olympic race in the career of swimming legend Janet Evans.[1][2]

1998 World Aquatics Championships

2000 Summer Olympics

At the 2000 Summer Olympics, she would win two more gold medals in the 400 and 800 meter freestyle races, with the latter coming in Olympic-record time.[3]

Post 2000 Olympics

Her attempt for a third straight Olympic appearance fell short in 2004, following operations on both of her shoulders in 2001. She finished third in the 800 m freestyle (with only the top two finishers qualify for the Olympic Team). The Tampa Tribune reported in December 2005 that Bennett was planning an Olympic comeback in 2008, but her bid for a 3rd Olympics came up short.

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Awards
Preceded by
Jenny Thompson
Swimming World
American Swimmer of the Year

2000
Succeeded by
Natalie Coughlin