Ranking Amanda Beard's Greatest Olympic Swimming Moments

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Ranking Amanda Beard's Greatest Olympic Swimming Moments
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U.S. swimming legend Amanda Beard couldn't juggle motherhood, tweeting, writing a book and aging well enough to qualify for her fifth Olympic team. 

She touched the wall in fifth place of the 200-meter breaststroke final at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials, and with that likely will bring a close to a decorated and well-publicized Olympic career. 

This certainly was not a shock. Juggling all of those activities is a near-impossible task. However, if anyone was going to be able to handle this, it seemed like Beard would be the woman for the job. This seven-time Olympic medalist has accomplished so much in the pool that anything seemed possible.  

So let's take a look back at her greatest moments on the biggest stage as we almost certainly close the Olympic book on a great champion. 

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