Susan Pedersen (swimmer)

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Susan Pedersen
Personal information
Full name Susan Jane Pedersen
Nickname(s) "Sue"
National team  United States
Born (1953-10-16) October 16, 1953 (age 61)
Sacramento, California
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight 154 lb (70 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
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.

Pedersen competed at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, where she received a total of four medals.[1] She won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4x100-meter medley relay, and another swimming for the first-place U.S. team in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay.[2] Individually, she received silver medals for her second-place finishes in the women's 100-meter freestyle and 200-meter individual medley.[1]

She held the world record in the 200-meter freestyle (long course) (2:09.5) from July 6, 1968 to August 2, 1968. She was also a member of world-record U.S. teams in the 4x100-meter medley relay and the 4x200-meter freestyle relay.[3]

Pedersen was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Swimmer" in 1995.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Sue Pedersen. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "1968 Olympics – Mexico City, Mexico – Swimming" (Retrieved on May 1, 2008)
  3. ^ a b International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Sue Pedersen (USA). Retrieved on October 14, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Sue Pedersen – Olympic athlete profile at
  • Sue Pedersen (USA) – Honor Swimmer profile at International Swimming Hall of Fame