Amanda Beard is a 5’8” 128 lb swimmer from Irvine California. She is a 22 year old Retail and Consumer Sciences major at the University of Arizona in Tucson. When she was younger she was known for carrying around a stuffed toy bear (in 1996, she carried it onto platform when she won a relay gold medal). Now, “I don’t really carry it around with me, it sits at my house. My parents bring it to big meets because the media like to see it”. Her friends named the bear Harold.
Amanda is supposedly single but there have been rumors linking her to Australian champion swimmer Ian Thorpe including one that they were married in a quickie Las Vegas ceremony during a break in training.
Out of the water, she works as a model for Speedo and Red Bull and has appeared in Maxim, FHM, Men’s Fitness and Shape.
Amanda’s Speedo Swimsuit Ads
Amanda’s FHM Magazine Cover
Others on the cover are Logan Tom, Amanda, Haley Cope, Jenny Adams, and Amy Acuff.
Logan Tom and Amy Acuff will be making future appearances as Uncle Lar’s Nude Olympians.
A native of Irvine, California, 20-year-old Amanda Beard is a 4-time Olympic medalist from the 1996 Atlanta and 2000 Sydney Games. Her winning breaststroke earned her a Gold and two Silver Medals in the 1996 Olympic Games as well as a Bronze Medal in the 2000 Olympic Games. Following Amanda’s successful Olympics in Australia, she had a tremendous year in 2002 by smashing the American Record in the 200m Breaststroke and winning two Gold Medalist at the Pan Pacific Championships last summer. In 2002, Beard broke the United States record in the 200m breaststroke at the second World Cup stop, and she won the 100m and 200m breast at the Pan Pacific Championships. In 2003, she was World Champion in the 200m breaststroke, tying the world record in the process.
Amanda and the Olympics
Athens will be Amanda’s third Olympics. She was a cute 14 year old when she won three Olympic medals in Atlanta. She followed that up with a Bronze in Sydney.
Amanda will be competing in at least three Olympic events – the 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke, and 200m individual medley.
On Thursday night Amanda came through and won a gold medal (she shows the gold in the picture on the left). This was Amanda’s first individual gold medal (her other came when she was 14 and a member of medley relay team in Atlanta).
Amanda in the Pool
Perhaps I should have called today’s issue UncleLar’s Topless Olympian of the Day since Amanda really isn’t naked in these photos. However, she is extremely hot and was just named the Sexiest Female Olympian . Coupled with her gold medal winning performance this evening, I thought she would still be worthy of the honor.
Outtakes from her FHM session