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8/16/08 6:30 A

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American swimmers Misty Hyman, Amy Van Dyken, Dara Torres, Tom Malchow, and Tom Dolan were diagnosed as asthmatic as children.

About one third of the Ausralian swim team is asthmatic.

I did a quick google and got more names:
Jerome Bettis - professional football player
Bruce Davidson - Olympic equestrian
Tom Dolan, Olympic medalist - swimming
Kurt Grote, Olympic medalist - swimming
Nancy Hogshead, Olympic medalist - swimming
Jim "Catfish" Hunter - professional baseball player
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic medalist - track
Bill Koch, Olympic medalist - cross-country skiing
Greg Louganis, Olympic medalist - diving
Tom Malchow, Olympic medalist - swimming
Debbie Meyer, Olympic medalist - swimming
Art Monk - professional football player
George Murray - wheelchair athlete & Boston Marathon winner
Robert Muzzio - decathlete
Dennis Rodman - professional basketball player
Jim Ryun, Olympic medalist - track
Alberto Salazar - marathon runner
Isaiah Thomas - professional basketball player
Amy VanDyken, Olympic medalist - swimming
Dominique Wilkins - professional basketball player

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8/16/08 6:28 A

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Dawn Fraser was asthmatic. For the non Australians out there Dawn Fraser was a champion world record holding swimmer from the early 60s.

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8/15/08 6:55 P

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Let's start a thread on famous or even not-so-famous athletes with asthma. I could use the motivation.

In 2007, Australian swimmer Grant Hackett was diagnosed with asthma. He swims the 1500 metres and 10 kilometres races. I saw him swim last night in the Olympics.




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