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Wendy Boglioli

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Wendy Boglioli is the National Spokeswoman for Genworth Financial. She is an Olympian, healthy aging advocate, speaker, financial planning expert, trainer, businesswoman and family woman.

Olympic Career[edit]

Boglioli won an Olympic gold medal and a bronze medal at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. After earning bronze in the 100m butterfly, Boglioli and her 400m freestyle relay teammates, Kim Peyton, Jill Sterkel and Shirley Babashoff pulled the greatest upsets in Olympic and sporting history when they set a world record and upset the East German team.

1976 Montreal Olympics 400m Freestyle Relay[edit]

The Last Gold[edit]

The Last Gold is the USA Swimming-produced documentary spotlighting the 1976 women's U.S. Olympic Team and the East German doping scandal. Considered one of the greatest untold stories in Olympic history, The Last Gold details the heroic efforts of the women's 1976 U.S. Olympic swim team as they competed against the systematically-doped East Germans. After an entire competition of disappointing results, winning no races and facing critical media that heaped on additional pressure, the U.S. women rallied together to do as a team what they could not do individually; win gold.

The East German team of Kornelia Ender, Petra Thumer, Andrea Pollack and Claudia Hempel was heavily favored to win the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games. Prior to the relay, American sportscaster Donna de Varona picked East Germany to win the event, but Kim Peyton, Wendy Boglioli, Jill Sterkel and Shirley Babashoff pulled off a great upset as Babashoff outlegged Hempel down the stretch to win the gold medal and shatter the world record by 4 seconds.

The Last Gold[edit]

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