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Sue Pedersen

Full name: Susan Jane "Sue" Pedersen (-Pankey)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-8.5 (175 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: October 16, 1953 in Sacramento, California, United States
Affiliations: Arden Hills Swim Club, Sacramento (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Gold, 2 Silver (4 Total)

Biography

Sue Pederson won a gold medal in both relays at the Mexico Games as the U.S. set a new Olympic record in each. She also won two silvers in individual events and placed fourth in the 400 IM. She competed for the Arden Hills SC and, in addition to winning three silver medals at the 1967 Pan-American Games, won four AAU titles. Pederson set three world records in her short career, one in the 200 freestyle, and one in the medley relay and the 4x200 free relay. She also set nine American records.

Pederson retired after the 1968 Olympics, and later attended the University of Louisville. She and her family settled in Tacoma, Washington, where she worked as a certified public accountant.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle United States USA 2 Silver
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay United States USA 1 Gold
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 200 metres Individual Medley United States USA 2 Silver
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 400 metres Individual Medley United States USA 4
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 1 Gold

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 2 1:00.3
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Semi-Finals Heat Two 1 Q 1:00.2
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 1 Q 1:01.5

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Final 1 1:01.3 3:03.0 1
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Round One Heat Two 1 1:06.0 4:11.1 1

Women's 200 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 2 2:28.8
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat Five 2 Q 2:33.2

Women's 400 metres Individual Medley

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 1cT 1cR 2cT 2cR 3cT 3cR 100-200m 200-300m 300-400m
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Final 4 5:25.8 1:11.1 3 2:34.6 4 4:15.3 4 1:23.5 (4) 1:40.7 (8) 1:10.5 (1)
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming United States Round One Heat One 1 Q 5:26.4 1:11.8 1 2:33.2 1 4:12.7 1 1:21.4 (1) 1:39.5 (3) 1:13.7 (1)

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1968 Summer 14 Ciudad de México Swimming United States USA Final 1 59.4 4:28.3 1
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