Former Olympic Athletes with Asthma

To finish off the 2008 Olympians with Asthma series, here’s a list of athletes with asthma from former Games. Jackie Joyner-Kersee is probably the most familiar name, for her athletics, her asthma advocacy, and her community-building work. Check out her performance in the 1988 Olympics in Seoul:



Bruce Davidson (b. 1949) – equestrian
Tom Dolan (b. 1976) – swimming
Kurt Grote (b. 1973) – swimming
Nancy Hogshead (b. 1962) – swimming
Jackie Joyner-Kersee (b. 1962) – track and field
Bill Koch (b. 1956) – cross-country skiing
Greg Louganis (b. 1960) – diving
Debbie Meyer (b. 1952) – swimming
Amy Van Dyken (b. 1973) – swimming

Part of a larger list of famous asthmatics, past and present.

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