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TV Diary quiz: Olympic swimmers

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016 03:06 am
If you're getting ready to watch the Olympics Aug. 5-21, that means time trials are taking place now to determine which athletes are going to compete for Olympic gold medals. Tonight the swimming finals air at 8 p.m. on NBC. Events included are the men's 200m freestyle and 100m backstroke and the women's 100m breaststroke and 100m backstroke.

Here is a quiz about famous American Olympic swimmers.

1. Which woman has won four individual gold medals?

2. Which "Tarzan" actor has won five gold medals?

3. What is so unique about the seven gold medals Mark Spitz won during the 1972 Munich games?

4. Who is the most decorated Olympic swimmer?

5. Aaron Peirsol's specialty was in which swimming stroke, for which he still holds world records?

6. Which woman has won the most medals in swimming?

7. Which woman competed and medaled in five Olympic games? Hint: She was the oldest swimmer to earn a place on the Olympic team in 2008 and won three medals.

8. Which male swimmers have won 11 Olympic medals for swimming?

Answers: 1. Janet Evans. 3. Johnny Weissmuller. 3. He set world records in all seven categories. 4. Michael Phelps, with 22 medals. 5. Backstroke — men's 4x100-meter medley, 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke. 6. Jenny Thompson. 7. Dara Torres. 8. Mark Spitz and Matt Biondi.

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