Teddy Bear Toting Olympic Wining Teen – All Grown Up – We take you behind the photo shoot of this Red Bull Olympic athlete that likes bikes! Amanda Beard is a two-time Olympic gold medalist with golds at both the 1996 Atlanta and 2004 Athens Games. She also has four silver medals and a bronze to her credit. Amanda posed for the July 2007 issue of Playboy.
About Amanda Beard
Beard made her first Olympic appearance at the 1996 games at the age of 14. She won silver medals in the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststrokes, and a gold in the medley relay. Her young-teen manner captured the attention of the media, and she was often photographed clutching her teddy bear which joined her on the medal stand. She won a bronze medal in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2000 Games. Amanda attended the University of Arizona where she captured an individual NCAA National Championship in 2001.