Sue Pedersen

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameSusan Jane "Sue"•Pedersen (-Pankey)
Used nameSue•Pedersen
Born16 October 1953 in Sacramento, California (USA)
Measurements175 cm / 70 kg
AffiliationsArden Hills Swim Club, Sacramento (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 2
Bronze 0
Total 4


Sue Pederson won a gold medal in both relays at the Mexico Games as the U.S. set a new Olympic record in each. She also won two silvers in individual events and placed fourth in the 400 IM. She competed for the Arden Hills SC and, in addition to winning three silver medals at the 1967 Pan-American Games, won four AAU titles. Pederson set three world records in her short career, one in the 200 freestyle, and one in the medley relay and the 4x200 free relay. She also set nine American records.

Pederson retired after the 1968 Olympics, and later attended the University of Louisville. She and her family settled in Tacoma, Washington, where she worked as a certified public accountant.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1968 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Sue Pedersen
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold
200 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 2 Silver
400 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 4
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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