Olympians With Diabetes Quiz

Allison Bush | May 2, 2012

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Does Gary Hall Jr. (swimming) have diabetes?
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Gary Hall Jr. was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes in 1999\. Doctors told him his swimming career was over, but he didn't let the diagnosis stop him. A year later, Gary competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, winning two gold medals and one bronze. In total, he has competed in three Olympic Games and won a combined 10 medals.

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  1. Does Gary Hall Jr. (swimming) have diabetes?

    Correct Answer: Yes

    Gary Hall Jr. was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes in 1999\. Doctors told him his swimming career was over, but he didn't let the diagnosis stop him. A year later, Gary competed in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, winning two gold medals and one bronze. In total, he has competed in three Olympic Games and won a combined 10 medals.

  2. Does Kevin Hansen (volleyball) have diabetes?

    Correct Answer: Yes

    The 26-year old competed in his first Olympic Games in Beijing. He was diagnosed with Type-1 diabetes when he was 10 years old. 

  3. Did Bob Beamon (track and field) have diabetes?

    Correct Answer: Yes

    Bob Beamon competed in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and broke the world-record for the long jump. He was the first athlete to hit both the 28-ft. and 29-ft. marks. Bob's record 29-ft. 2 1/2in. jump stood for 23 years.

  4. Does Jackie Joyner Kersee (track and field) have diabetes?

    Correct Answer: No

    Jackie Joyner Kersee, a chronic asthma sufferer, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, four-time world champion and current heptathlon record-holder. She was voted the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th century by "Sports Illustrated."

  5. Does Steve Redgrave (rowing) have diabetes?

    Correct Answer: Yes

    Steve Redgrave is known as "Britain's ultimate Olympian." He won gold medals in 5 consecutive Olympic Games (1984-2000). In 1997 he was diagnosed with diabetes but continued to train and was able to compete in the 2000 Olympic Games. Steve also suffers from ulcerative colitis.