Susan Pedersen (swimmer)
|Full name||Susan Jane Pedersen|
|National team||United States|
October 16, 1953 |
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg)|
|Club||Arden Hills Swim Club|
Susan Jane Pedersen (born October 16, 1953), also known by her married name Susan Pankey, is an American former competition swimmer, four-time Olympic medalist, and former world record-holder in two events.
As a 15-year-old, Pedersen represented the United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, where she received a total of four medals. She won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter medley relay, and another swimming for the first-place U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay, while setting Olympic records in both. Individually, she received silver medals for her second-place finishes in the women's 100-meter freestyle (1:00.3), and women's 200-meter individual medley.
She held the world record in the 200-meter freestyle (2:09.5) from July 6, 1968 to August 2, 1968. She was also a member of world-record U.S. teams in the 4×100-meter medley relay and the 4×200-meter freestyle relay.
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (women)
- World record progression 200 metres freestyle
- World record progression 4 × 100 metres medley relay
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Sue Pedersen. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Women's 100 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
- Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games, Women's 200 metres Individual Medley Final. Retrieved September 8, 2015.
- International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Sue Pedersen (USA). Retrieved on September 8, 2015.
- Sue Pedersen (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame