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Jody Alderson

Full name: Joan "Jody" Alderson (-Braskamp)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 130 lbs (59 kg)
Born: March 5, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, United States
Affiliations: Chicago Town Club, Chicago (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Jody Alderson won the 100 freestyle at the 1952 Olympic Trials but struggled in Helsinki and finished only fifth at the Olympics, although she won a bronze medal in the relay. In 1952 she swam anchor on the American record setting 4x100 freestyle relay team. She also won AAU titles in the 4x100 free relay in 1952-53 indoors, swimming in 1952 for the Chicago Town Club and in 1953 for the Community Builders Swim Club, while attending the University of Illinois. In 1954 Alderson won the AAU 100 freestyle both indoors and out, and later that year married Bernard Braskamp, Jr., son of the chaplain of the House of Representatives. They at first lived in Greenwich, Connecticut and raised two boys, John Bernard and Andrew Case, but moved many times for her husband’s career, and eventually settled in Stuart, Florida in 1992, where Alderson-Braskamp became involved in community service. She has served on the board of the Treasure Coast Hospice and in 2000 received the Community Service Award from the Garden Club of Stuart.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 5
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Swimming United States Final 5 1:07.1
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 QU 1:06.6
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 2 QU 1:07.4

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Swimming United States USA Final 3 4:30.1 1:06.3 3:22.1
1952 Summer 17 Helsinki Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 4:28.1 1:06.1 4:28.1
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