Ender’s natural ability was spotted when she was a child playing on family vacations, and she was trained from a young age by demanding East German coaches who included weight lifting in her training. She was 13 years old when she won two silver medals at the 1972 Olympics in Munich , West Germany . At the 1976 Games in Montreal, at age 17, she won four gold medals (in the 100-metre freestyle, the 200-metre freestyle, the 100-metre butterfly, and the 4 × 100-metre medley relay) and a silver medal (in the 4 × 100-metre freestyle relay). In three of the events she set new world records (all since broken) and in the fourth equaled an existing world record. Though Ender had excellent freestyle and butterfly strokes, it was her strong starts and expert turns that most often made the difference in her victories. Her Olympic gold medals were the first won by an East German woman swimmer. She retired soon after the Olympics, having broken 23 world records in her career.
• Bill Roth didn’t take long to jump in among the top tier of . sports play-by-play men. When he agreed to take the UCLA broadcasting spot in April, 2015 after 27 years at Virginia Tech, he was an unknown commody, but quickly fit in. Yet he admitted to use he “was never at 100 percent” this past year as the voice of the Bruins’ football and basketball games, unable to adjust to life on the West Coast. Calling the move was “just more difficult than I anticipated it would be,” the 50-year-old Roth said he had “great confidence when I came out” to Westwood. Not one thing or event caused him to eventually want to pull a U-turn, he said. The new job with IMG from their Winston-Salem, ., offices does not involve play by play, but that’s where he’s going forward. “I went to the debut recently of the play ‘Chicago’ in Hollywood, and there was Eddie George in the lead role,” said Roth. “He was once a tremendous football player, and now he’s acting. I was sitting there watching and thinking: There’s a perfect example of someone who excelled at one thing and now in another. I’m excited about this new opportunity as well. But at the same time, I’m disappointed I won’t be in .”
Ender trained from a young age and won her first Olympic medals as a 13-year-old at the 1972 Olympics in Munich : three silver medals, including one in the 200 m individual medley, finishing behind Australia 's Shane Gould . Over the following years she broke 32 world records in individual events, including the four at the Montreal Games . In 1991, she addressed the long-held suspicions about her physical condition at the 1976 Games, acknowledging that team doctors and coaches had given her numerous injections of drugs over the preceding months (cf. doping in East Germany ). Ender said that she did not know at the time, nor had she ever subsequently found out, exactly what the drugs were. She said she was told only that the drugs would help her "regenerate and recuperate" and therefore, although she was surprised by the muscle mass she added, she nonetheless attributed it simply to her rigorous training.