Press release: Sheila Taormina to visit Clovis

At just over 5’2” tall, and not having made her first Olympic team until the age of 27, Sheila Taormina seems an unlikely candidate to have competed at four consecutive summer Olympiads in three completely different sports. However, when the first shot was fired at the modern pentathlon competition at the Olympic Games in Beijing, Sheila Taormina made history by becoming the only woman to compete in three different sports in four different Olympiads.

She is an Olympic champion in swimming (Atlanta 1996), World Champion in Triathlon (2004) (open-water swimming, road cycling, road running) and world cup standings leader in Pentathlon (2008) (shooting, fencing, pool swimming, cross-country running and horse-show jumping).

Ms. Taormina obtained a Masters degree in Business in 1994 and is the author of “Call the Suit” about freestyle swimming which was released in June 2010.

Ms. Taormina makes public appearances as a motivational speaker and will be the keynote speaker at a lunch at noon on Monday, October 25, 2010 at the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce.

Please call 575-763-3435 to RSVP or for more information.