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Amanda Bingson

Category: Olympians, Women in Sports
Fee Range: $10,000 – $20,000

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Biography:

Sports Speaker Amanda Bingson is an American track and field athlete who specializes in the hammer throw. She is the current American record holder for women’s hammer throw with a distance of 75.73 meters. In 2015, Amanda was one of several featured athletes to appear in ESPN’s annual The Body Issue. Following the release of the issue, Amanda appeared on news programs such as CNN and in online features from major networks including the Huffington Post and ESPN encouraging other female athletes and women everywhere to feel comfortable in their own skin. Amanda embraces her body type and she is using her platform as an Olympic athlete to empower other women to find beauty in their own unique physique.

Originally competing in shot put and discus in high school, Sports Speaker Amanda Bingson walked onto the track and field team at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) in 2008. She didn’t pick up the hammer throw until her freshman season with the Rebels. Amanda was named an NCAA All-American in 2010 and 2011 and owns school records for the hammer throw and third-best discus throw. Only three years into the sport and fresh out of college, Amanda qualified for a spot on the 2012 Summer Olympic USA Track and Field team.

In 2013, Amanda won her first national title at the USA Outdoor Championship where she would set the American hammer throw record of 75.73 meters. Sports Speaker Amanda Bingson would repeat her title at the 2014 USA Outdoor Championship. In 2015, Amanda placed third at the USA Track and Field Outdoors Championship. Outside of the sport, Amanda is now a leading voice helping break down stereotypes for women in sports.

Sports Speaker Amanda Bingson has transcended the sports world to become a role model not only for women in sports but also women who are searching to find their own self-confidence.