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Paul Hamm Biography

Birth Place:
Washburn, Wisconsin, United States

Fast Facts

  • Along with brother Morgan, became the first set of twins to compete in the same Olympic games (2000)
  • Became the first American to win the Olympic all-around competition in 2004 after jumping 12 spots in two events
  • Was passed over for the traditional Olympic champion Wheaties box cover for swimmer Michael Phelps, sprinter Justin Gatlin and fellow gymnast Carly Patterson
  • Voted one of People magazine's most eligible bachelors in 2004
  • Gave up competing after the 2004 Olympics to complete his degree at Ohio State
  • Won the Winter Cup Challenge all-around title in his first event since returning to competition in March 2008


  • Morgan Hamm -- Brother
  • Sandy Hamm -- Father
  • Cecily Hamm -- Mother
  • Betsy Hamm -- Sister