Susan von der Lippe (born July 5, 1965), née Susan Gerard Rapp, is an American competition swimmer, Olympic medalist, and Masters world record-holder in multiple events.
Stanford University, where she swam for the Stanford Cardinal swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Pacific-10 Conference competition.
Rapp first qualified for the 1980 Olympic games, but was unable to compete due to the
United States-led boycott of the Olympic games hosted by the Soviet Union. Four years later at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she had significant success. She won a silver medal for her second-place performance in the women's 200-meter breaststroke, finishing with a time of 2:31.15. She earned a gold medal by swimming for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the women's 4x100-meter medley relay. Individually, she also finished seventh in the final of the women's 100-meter breaststroke, recording a time of 1:11.45. [1 ]
Four years later at the
1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, Rapp competed in the B Final of the women's 200-meter breaststroke, finishing thirteenth overall with a time of 2:32.90. [1 ]
At the age of 42, von der Lippe qualified for the
2008 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100-meter breaststroke and 100-meter butterfly. [2 ]
As of 2014
United States Masters Swimming pool records, across the 35-39, 40-44 and 45-49 age groups. She holds Masters World records in breaststroke, butterfly, individual medley in the 40-44 and 45-49 age groups. [3 ] [4 ] [5 ]
, von der Lippe holds 61 individual
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External links [ edit ]
Susan Rapp – Olympic Games results at databaseOlympics.com