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Susie Atwood

Full name: Susanne Jean "Susie" Atwood
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: June 5, 1953 in Long Beach, California, United States
Affiliations: Lakewood Aquatic Club, Lakewood (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

Susie Atwood made her Olympic début in 1968 when she was eliminated in the heats of the 200m backstroke. In 1972 she improved to take two backstroke medals and competed in the heats of the medley relay. She won a total of 18 AAU titles and set 12 American and four world records in the 200m backstroke and 400m medley relay. Atwood attended both Long Beach City College and the University of Hawaii, but finally graduated from Whittier College in 1977 with a physical education degree. From 1977 to 1980 she was the women’s swim coach at Ohio State, but later worked in public relations and promotions with Arena USA.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 200 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 h3 r1/2
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 3 Bronze
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming Women's 200 metres Backstroke United States USA 2 Silver
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold OR

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Final 3 1:06.34
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 1:06.26
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 2 QU 1:08.30

Women's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 15 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 2 2:35.2
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Final 2 2:20.38
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 2:22.13

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 19 München Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 QU/OR 4:27.57 1:07.30 1:07.30
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