HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., June 13. FOUR-time Swimming Olympic Gold Medalist and Current World Record Holder Yana Klochkova has extended her relationship with the TYR family for four more years – through the 2008 Bejiing Games.
Winner of a Historic Double Double, Yana claimed two Gold medals in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and then four years later in Athens she won two Golds in the exact same events. No female athlete in the history of swimming has attained such an accomplishment.
TYR is proud to work with such a highly distinguished female swimmer such as Yana. Matt Zimmer, TYR Director of Promotions expresses the company’s joy, “Holding over ten World Record titles, Yana is one of the best female swimmers in the world. It has been an honor to work with her over the last few years. We are looking forward to continuing the strong relationship we have formed with her.”
The Olympic Committee and Eurosport recently presented Yana with the SportStar Female Swimmer Award, an accolade given to the female swimmer who embodies true Olympic spirit and values. Swimming World Magazine also recognized Yana's accomplishments, voting her the 2004 Female Swimmer of the Year.
At a celebration of the re-signing, Yana was joined by swimming legends Steve Furniss and Hans Fassnacht. Steve is a 2-time Olympian and the 1976 Olympic Swimming Team Captain. Hans won a swimming Olympic Silver medal in the 1972 Olympics and was Germany’s Sportsman of the Year for three consecutive years.