Olympians With Diabetes Quiz
Allison Bush | May 2, 2012
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Does Gary Hall Jr. (swimming) have diabetes?
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.
Does Kevin Hansen (volleyball) have diabetes?
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.
Did Bob Beamon (track and field) have diabetes?
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.
Does Jackie Joyner Kersee (track and field) have diabetes?
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."
Does Steve Redgrave (rowing) have diabetes?
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.