Sharon Wichman

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Sharon Wichman
Personal information
Full name Sharon Lynn Wichman
National team  United States
Born (1952-05-13) May 13, 1952 (age 63)
Detroit, Michigan
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 132 lb (60 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Club Olympia

Sharon Lynn Wichman (born May 13, 1952), also known her married name Sharon Jones, is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic champion. She competed as a 16-year-old 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 sons.[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. ^ "Fort Wayne sports history: Wichman wins Fort Wayne's first Olympic gold," The News-Sentinel. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  3. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Sharon Wichman (USA). Retrieved April 6, 2015.

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