Olympic Swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on June 24, 2001

What has gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg been doing since the Olympics?
—Sandra P., Maryland

Lenny Krayzelburg, 25, has had a busy schedule since the Olympics, where he won three gold medals in swimming. He dedicated two of the medals to his parents, Oleg and Yelena. He was a judge at the Miss America pageant and is a popular television guest, appearing on the celebrity edition of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, the Late Show With David Letterman, and Hollywood Squares. On Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, Krayzelburg won $32,000, half of which he donated to a cystic fibrosis charity. In his downtime, Krayzelburg enjoys reading history books, working with computers, and listening to classical music. He is a big fan of both the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Born in Russia in Odessa, Ukraine, Krayzelburg moved to the United States in 1989 and became a citizen in 1995. He is enjoying an extended break from competitive swimming and will compete in only a few meets this summer. He lives in Los Angeles.