Susan Knight

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSusan Margaret•Knight (-Cope)
Used nameSusan•Knight
Born23 March 1942 in Sydney, New South Wales (AUS)
Died29 May 2009
Measurements163 cm / 60 kg
Affiliations?, Tasmania, (AUS) / ?, Queensland, (AUS)
NOC Australia


Susan Knight was Australian diving champion on the springboard from 1960-66 and off the platform from 1961-64. In 1962, she won dual gold medals in both events at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Perth. She returned in 1966 to win a bronze in the springboard at that competition. Knight studied technical drawing as a student, and worked for many years as a draftswoman. She later married a Czech water polo player, Kon Cop, who moved to Australia and changed his name to Cope. After their marriage in 1971, Susan Knight-Cope earned a degree in sports administration and became manager of sports science at Macquarie University and later at the University of Western Sydney.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1960 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) AUS Susan Knight
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 12
Platform, Women (Olympic) 18
1964 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) AUS Susan Knight
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 14
Platform, Women (Olympic) 20

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