U.S. women's swimmer who earned four gold medals at the 2007 Pan American Games, and competed at the 2012 Olympics.
She competed for the University of Texas, where she won close to a dozen Big 12 Conference championships and was a seven-time All-American.
Though she finished fourth at the 200-meter butterfly, she said she learned a lot from the experience.
Adopted by her parents when she was just a few days old, she took inspiration particularly from her father, who never let being wheelchair-bound stop him.
Breeja Larson aso competed for the U.S. in swimming events at the 2012 Olympics in London.