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Sharon Wichman

Full name: Sharon Lynn Wichman (-Jones)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: May 13, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Club Olympia, Indianapolis
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

At the 1968 Olympics three swimmers – [Galina Prozumenshchikova] of the USSR, [Đurđica Bjedov] of Yugoslavia, and Sharon Wichman – shared all six medals in the two breaststroke events. Wichman's gold medal in the 200 breaststroke was the first ever by an American woman, and would not be matched until 2004. Wichman, who competed for the Club Olympia in Indianapolis, also won two AAU breaststroke titles in the indoor short-course championships, winning the 200 yards in 1968 and the 100 yards in 1969. She later married and settled in Indiana. Wichman was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1991.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 100 metres Breaststroke United States USA 3 Bronze
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 200 metres Breaststroke United States USA 1 Gold

Women's 100 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 3 1:16.1
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat One 1 Q 1:16.8
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Three 1 Q 1:18.3

Women's 200 metres Breaststroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 1 OR 2:44.4 1:18.6 2 1:25.8 (1)
1968 Summer 16 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Two 1 Q 2:46.8 1:19.4 1 1:27.4 (1)
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