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Susan Shields

Full name: Susanne Marie "Susan" Shields (-White)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: February 3, 1952 in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Plantation Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Susan Shields was a 16-year-old high school student at Eastern High School in Louisville, Kentucky in 1968. She made the Olympic team with her only major podium finish, second in the 100 butterfly at the US Olympic Trials. Shields later attended the University of Kentucky where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She settled near Toledo, Ohio where she became a teacher and taught swimming at Sylvania Swim Club.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 100 metres Butterfly United States USA 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Women's 100 metres Butterfly

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 3 1:06.2
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 1:06.3
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 1 QU 1:06.2

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Round One Heat One 1 QU 4:34.7 1:05.9 3:33.2
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