Meet Margaret Hoelzer, an American swimmer who won two medals in the Beijing Olympics. She won a bronze in the 100m backstroke and a silver in the 200m event. See photos, video and a biography of Margaret Hoelzer here.
In the 200-meter backstroke final, Margaret had a final time of 2:06.25 almost a second behind the winner Kirsty Coventry, who is also her former roommate at Auburn University.
“I never really race for a medal. I usually just race for my personal best, so I’m just racing myself in a lot of ways. And I’m really happy with silver.”
As a biography, Margaret Hoelzer was born on March 30, 1983 in Huntsville, Alabama so her age is 25. She currently lives in Seattle Washington and holds a major in Psychology.
Hoelzer first took part in the 2004 Olympics but could not do a significant job. She won her first national title in the 2005 World Championship Trials and then continued to dominate the 200m backstroke in the country.
Margaret set a world record in the event in June this year, beating the previous one set by Coventry.
In her personal life, Margaret loves to read novels and play softball. She also aspires to work for abused children. Her sister Martha ran track for Alabama.
More photos and a video of Margaret Hoelzer are below.