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Billie Jean King and Michael Phelps among athletes inducted into US Olympic HOF

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Lindsey Vonn, Michelle Kwan, Mia Hamm, Billie Jean King and the late Pat Summitt are among nine individual women who will be inducted into the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Hall of Fame this summer, along with Michael Phelps and the great Roger Kingdom.

Natalie Coughlin (swimming), Muffy Davis (para-alpine skiing and cycling), David Kiley (para-alpine skiing, athletics and wheelchair basketball), Trischa Zorn-Hudson (para-swimming) also voted for the class of 2022. and Gretchen Fraser (skiing).

The 1976 women’s 4x100m freestyle relay swimming team, anchored by Shirley Babashoff in her stunning upset against the East Germans, and the 2002 men’s Paralympic sledge hockey team were also voted into the room by a mix of Olympic and Paralympic athletes, media, administrators and fans. .

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The induction ceremony is scheduled for June 24 at the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum.

It is the first hall class since 2019; before that, there had been no courses since 2012. The shortcomings led to a long list of deserving applicants. Among those not selected this year are Bode Miller, Julia Mancuso, Dawn Staley and two-time Olympic gold medalist John Smith.

Led by a record 28 medals and 23 gold won by Phelps, this year’s class won a total of 129 medals, including 86 gold.

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