Olympic Gold Medalist, Misty Hyman, Joins Sports Publications -- October 8, 2001
Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman, who beat the “unbeatable” Aussie swim icon, Susie O’Neill, at the Sydney Olympics last year in one of the most memorable Olympic upsets of all time, has signed an agreement to work on behalf of Sports Publications, publishers of Swimming World and Junior Swimmer, SWIM and Swimming Technique magazines and SwimInfo.com.
“I am thrilled to be the official spokesperson for Sports Publications,” Misty said. “I’ve been reading Swimming World since I was a little girl and I still read every issue cover-to-cover. It is, without a doubt, the best and most authoritative swimming magazine in the world, and it has been the leader on every issue that has affected our sport. I am honored and flattered to be able to represent Sports Publications.”
Among Misty’s activities will be personal appearances, authoring a regularly appearing article for Swimming World and Junior Swimmer, and participating in various promotional activities on behalf of the publications as well as being an important part of the company’s web site at SwimInfo.com. At SwimInfo, readers will be able to write directly to Misty.
“All of us involved with Swimming World and Junior Swimmer, as well as the other magazines, are thrilled to be associated with such a great person as Misty,” said publisher Dick Deal. “I have observed her career for a number of years and have always admired the way she has conducted herself, both in and out of the water. I believe that she can be a great inspiration to swimmers at all levels.”
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2000 Olympic Gold Medalist- 200 meter butterfly
Olympic record (200m fly)
American record (200m fly); broke Mary T. Meagher's mark set in 1981
Phillips 66 Performance of the Year Award for her Olympic swim
1998 NCAA Women's Swimmer of the Year
1998 Honda Award winner (swimming; all sports)
2001 Honda Award winner (swimming)
Won first national title in 1994 using unique underwater "fishkick."
Was forced to change how she swims butterfly after restrictions were imposed in 1998 on how the stroke could be swum in competition.