Sharon Wichman

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Sharon Wichman
Personal information
Full name Sharon Lynn Wichman
Nationality  United States
Born (1952-05-13) May 13, 1952 (age 62)
Detroit, Michigan
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 132 lb (60 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
Club Club Olympia

Sharon Lynn Wichman (born May 13, 1952) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion. She competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, where she received a gold medal in the women's 200-meter breaststroke (2:44.4), and a bronze medal in the women's 100-meter breaststroke (1:16.1).[1]

Wichman graduated in 1970 from R. Nelson Snider High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She married David Jones in 1973, and lives in nearby Churubusco, Indiana. She has two sone.[2]

Wichman was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1991.[3]

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  1. ^ "1968 Olympics – Mexico City, Mexico – Swimming" (Retrieved on May 1, 2008)
  2. ^ "No. 13 Golden Girl," The News-Sentinel (date unknown). Retrieved October 13, 2012.
  3. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Sharon Wichman (USA). Retrieved October 13, 2012.

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