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The Legend of Madame Butterfly, Mary T. Meagher
|Duration||49 Minutes 24 Seconds|
|Author||Inside with Brett Hawke|
|Description||Mary T. Meagher (now Plant) is a 3x Olympian (1980/1984/1988), 3x Olympic gold medalist (1984), and Bronze medalist (1988) for the United States of America. Madame Butterfly, as she was affectionately nicknamed, took the 100 (57.9) and 200 Butterfly (2.05.9) events to new heights. Mary's World Records stood for 18 & 19 years, respectively! Her career wasn't all flowers and frosting, though. After setting those World Records, she spent the next 7 years trying to better them. She missed out on competing in the 1980 Moscow Olympics due to the American boycott. And in 1984, didn't get to compete against the best because the Soviets boycotted back. Mary swam for the likes of Dennis Pursley, Karen Moe, and Bill Peak. She is married to Mike Plant, Olympic speedskater, Vice President of the Atlanta Braves, and 10-term USOC Board Member. Timeline: 00:00 Bratter PA Immigration Law; 00:05 Hello Mary T!; 01:50 Denis Pursley Quote; 03:10 5’8 128 lbs; 03:40 Training & Personality; 5:05 10th out of 11th children; 06:55 How’d you get into swimming?; 09:20 2:05.9/57.9; 12:50 Bill Peak 1981; 14:45 So much better; 18:18 Beine Genetic Testing; 19:06 Swim Angelfish; 19:43 1980 Olympics; 21:09 1984 Olympics; 22:15 Kids know your history?; 23:22 Husband was an Olympian; 24:30 Madam Butterfly; 27:05 Taking the WR from 209 to 205; 28:15 Rivalry with Lisa; 29:00 3x800 Butterfly, 12x200 Butterfly, 30x100 Butterfly; 30:58 Favorite Type of Set; 32:12 Skipping 58 in the 100; 34:20 How did you afford training? 35:20 Swimming at Cal with Coach Mo; 37:07 Swimnerd Live Results; 37:45 Retirement after 88; 40:45 Glenn Mills; 41:27 ISHOF Induction ; 42:12 Regrets?; 44:15 Husband; 45:30 Why no googles?; 47:37 Jon Sieben; 48:40 Vasa Trainer; 49:05 Destro Swim Towers;|