|Full name||Misty Dawn Hyman|
March 23, 1979 |
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||143 lb (65 kg)|
|Club||Arizona Desert Fox|
|College team||Stanford University|
1996 Olympic Trials
In March 1996, she just missed making the USA Olympic team for the 1996 Games, finishing third and fourth at the USA Trials in the 100 and 200 butterflies.
1996 Finswimming World Championship
2000 Summer Olympics
Hyman was only expected to contend for silver on that night (September 20, 2000), as Australian Susie O'Neill was expected to repeat her title (O'Neill had been undefeated in the 200 fly for the previous 3–4 years; and was swimming in her home country). So shocked was Hyman over her gold, that witnesses heard Hyman yell, "Oh my God!" at least eleven times in an aquatic centre that was stunned into silence over what had happened. In fact, she also looked at the scoreboard three times just to make sure that she had won.
Also in 2000, Hyman was ranked 35th in the world in the 50 m butterfly, 12th in the 100 m butterfly, and 2nd in the 200 m butterfly.
Post 2000 Olympics
Hyman failed to qualify for the 2004 Olympics after finishing a disappointing 8th place in the 100m and 200 m butterfly at the USA Olympic Trials. She retired from the sport of swimming shortly after.
Hyman attended Shadow Mountain High School (in Phoenix, Arizona), and later did her collegiate swimming at Stanford University. She earned the NCAA's Today's Top VIII Award as a member of the Class of 2002. In 2002, she graduated from Stanford University.
Hyman swam at AFOX under head coach and swim improver Bob Gillett. He was not there to see her swim, but her performance in the "golden" swim is among his biggest accomplishments.
In 1984, Hyman was diagnosed with asthma.
On November 19, 2009, it was announced that Hyman would be teaching private swim instructions as a part of the fitness team at the Sanctuary on Camelback Resort in her home state of Arizona in Paradise Valley, working with people at all levels of performance ability.
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (women)
- List of Stanford University people
- List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming (women)
- World record progression 50 metres butterfly
- World record progression 100 metres butterfly
- John Eisenberg (September 21, 2000). "Hyman sinks favored O'Neill U.S. swimmer tops Aussie in butterfly; SUMMER OLYMPICS". The Sun. Retrieved September 10, 2009.
- "FIN SWIMMING". Underwater Society of America. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- "8th Finswimming World Championship". Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques. Retrieved 7 August 2013.
- Sanctuary on Camelback Resort
- Misty Hyman – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com
|Women's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (short course)
December 1, 1996 – March 28, 1997