Nancy Hogshead

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Nancy Hogshead (born April 17, 1962 in Iowa City ) is a former American swimmer .

She appeared in the international swimming scene in 1977 at the age of 14 and was preparing for the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow . However, due to the US Olympic boycott, she was unable to participate in these games. Four years later, she became a three-time Olympic champion at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles . She won the 100 m freestyle and at the same time - a novelty at the Olympic Games - won the gold medal together with Carrie Steinseifer . In addition, she became Olympic champion with the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay and the 4 × 100 m medley relay . She also won the silver medal in the 200 m individual medley.

In 1994 she was inducted into the international swimming pool 's hall of fame . In October 1999 she married Scott Makar, an American lawyer. She added his last name to her maiden name and has been called Nancy Hogshead-Makar since then. Today she is a professor of law at the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville .

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