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Suzy Chaffee

Full name: Suzanne Stevia "Suzy" Chaffee
Nickname(s): Suzy Chapstick
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8 (173 cm)
Weight: 139 lbs (63 kg)
Born: November 29, 1946 in Rutland, Vermont, United States
Affiliations: Mammoth Mountain Ski Club, Mammoth Lakes (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Alpine Skiing

Related Olympians: Sister of Rick Chaffee; Cousin of Jon Chaffee.

Biography

Suzy Chaffee made the US Ski team in 1965 and finished fifth in downhill at the 1966 World Championships. In 1966-67 she placed 10th in downhill in the World Cup, and 16th in the overall World Cup. Chaffee later popularized freestyle skiing, winning unofficial World Championships in that discipline in ballet from 1971-73. Chaffee was known for her looks and spent time as a model. In the United States she became known for her commercial for Chapstick lip balm, earning her the nickname, Suzy Chapstick. Chaffee later became an outspoken supporter of women in sports, and has also supported other causes. She served on the US Olympic Committee and was a member of the President’s Council on Physical Fitness under four Presidents. In 1996, with fellow Olympic skier Rosie Fortna, Chaffee co-founded the Native Voices Foundaton, which seeks to develop Olympic athletes from among Native Americans. Chaffee’s brother, Rick, also competed as an Alpine skier at the Winter Olympics.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Women's Downhill United States USA 28
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Alpine Skiing Women's Giant Slalom United States USA 17

Women's Downhill

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 28 1:48.50

Women's Giant Slalom

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Winter 21 Grenoble Alpine Skiing United States Final Standings 17 1:58.38
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