(November 12, 1975- )
Born in Irvine, California
Olympic gold medal winner for being part of swimming's 4x100 medley relay (2000, 2004, 2008) and 4x100 meter freestyle relay (2008) teams
Olympic silver medal winner for being part of swimming's 4x100 freestyle relay (2000)
Olympic bronze medal winner for being part of swimming's 4x100 freestyle relay (2004) and for the 100 meter freestyle (2008)
Long course World Champion as part of the 4x100 freestyle relay (2005, 2007) and 4x100 medley relay (2005)
4-time gold medalist at the 2009 Maccabiah Games
Why he might be annoying
He is only remembered for one particular moment.
He has never won an individual Olympic gold medal.
He had an endorsement deal with Nike.
He had a hard time getting sponsors months after the 2008 Olympics due to the economy.
Why he might not be annoying
Prior to the men's 4x100 freestyle relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Frenchman Alain Bernard said his team would smash the U.S.. When it came down to the final 100 meters, it was between world-record holder and 100 meter freestyle gold medalist Bernard, who had a sizeable lead, and Lezak.
With the performance of a lifetime, Lezak would beat out Bernard to win the gold for the U.S.
His finish in that relay helped in Michael Phelps' successful quest for eight gold medals at those Olympics.
He lit the torch at the 2009 Maccabiah Games, which is an all-Jewish athletic competition.
He has a business/economics degree from UC-Santa Barbara.
Credit: whiff boy
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 31 Votes: 51.61% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 17 Votes: 35.29% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 12 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
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