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|Full name||Angelina Myers Martino|
April 25, 1967 |
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg)|
|Club||Americus Blue Tide|
|College team||Furman University|
Angelina Myers Martino (born April 25, 1967), now known as Angel Sims, is an American former competition swimmer, three-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder. Over her career, she won three Olympic gold medals and three bronze medals.
She was born Angelina L. Myers in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where both of her parents swam for the Alabama Crimson Tide swimming and diving team. She grew up in Americus, Georgia. She attended Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and she swam for the Furman Paladins swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. She was formerly married to Mike Martino, whom she met while both were Furman swimmers, and is best known as Angel Martino, her name during the 1992 and 1996 Olympics.
In addition to her six Olympic medals, she won twelve Pan Pacific medals and seven Goodwill Games gold medals. She was a captain of the 1996 U.S. Women's Olympic Swimming team. Many people[who?] feel that this sent the wrong signals to U.S. athletes given her 1988 suspension for testing positive for nandralone.
Martino is currently the assistant coach of the Baldwin Aqua Dragons swim team in Milledgeville, Georgia, and coaches for the Reynolds Rapids Swim Team in Greensboro, Georgia. She also assists the varsity swim team at Gatewood Schools in Eatonton, Georgia.
She has two sons: Michael Campion, aged 15, and Mark, aged 11.
- List of multiple Olympic gold medalists
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (women)
- List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming (women)
- World record progression 100 metres backstroke
- World record progression 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Angel Martino. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
- Angel Martino – Athlete profile at Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum