Joyce Tanac

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJoyce Eileen•Tanac (-Schroeder)
Used nameJoyce•Tanac
Born27 September 1950 in Seattle, Washington (USA)
Measurements156 cm / 49 kg
AffiliationsSeattle YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association)
NOC United States


Joyce Tanac twice won all five women’s titles at major meets, winning the all-around, floor, beam, vault, and uneven bars at the 1966 US YMCA Championships, and at the 1969 AAU Championships. Tanac competed for the US at the 1966 World Championships and the 1967 Pan American Games, winning a team gold in 1967 along with silvers in all-around and floor. In 1969 she was a bronze medalist in all-around in the first World Cup. She competed for the Seattle Downtown YMCA and later attended the University of Washington, graduating in 1972 with pharmacy degree, and eventually worked as a pharmacist. Tanac was inducted into the US Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 1990, and the University of Washington Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Artistic Gymnastics (Gymnastics) USA Joyce Tanac
Individual All-Around, Women (Olympic) 30
Team All-Around, Women (Olympic) United States 6
Floor Exercise, Women (Olympic) 31 r1/2
Horse Vault, Women (Olympic) 30 r1/2
Uneven Bars, Women (Olympic) 27 r1/2
Balance Beam, Women (Olympic) =27 r1/2

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