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Susan Laird

Full name: Susanne E. "Susan" Laird (-Scavey)
Gender: Female
Born: July 18, 1908 in Homestead, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: November 7, 1933 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Carnegie Library Athletic Club, Homestead (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

Susan Laird attended Temple University, graduating in 1930. She started swimming at age 14 as therapy after developing Sydenham’s chorea (often called St. Vitus’ Dance), a neurologic disorder characterized by spasmodic jerking of the limbs and head. Laird was US Junior Champion in the 100 yard freestyle in 1926. After college she became a girls’ coach and physical education at Homestead High School near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Laird died tragically when only 25-years-old from a rare blood disorder and subsequent pneumonia.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 5
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold WR

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming United States Final 5 1:14.6
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 1:13.8
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming United States Round One Heat One 2 QU 1:14.2

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1928 Summer 19 Amsterdam Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU/WR 4:55.6
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