8. Katie Hoff, swimming
After moving to Towson as a teenager and training at the North Baltimore Aquatic Club, Hoff tasted plenty of success in the pool despite never winning gold at the Olympics. In 2008, she followed up a medal-less performance in Athens by winning a silver in the 400-meter freestyle and bronze medals in the 400-meter individual medley and the 800-meter freestyle relay in Beijing.
Hoff won eight gold medals in world championship competitions, which is more than enough to solidify her spot among the greatest local Olympic sport athletes.
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