Lauri Siering

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameLaura Gail "Lauri"•Siering
Used nameLauri•Siering
Born23 February 1957 in Pomona, California (USA)
Measurements163 cm / 57 kg
AffiliationsModesto Racquet Club
NOC United States

Biography

Lauri Siering competed on the U.S. medley relay team at the 1976 Olympics. She also competed in the two individual breaststroke events at Montréal, failing to survive the heats of the 200m and being eliminated in the semi-finals of the 100m. Siering overcame severe problems with asthma and hay fever to become a world-class swimmer. After difficult workouts she would often become ill because of problems getting a full breath, and for the Montréal Olympics she was at less than her best because her normal medication was banned by the IOC and she had to switch to a different drug. Siering later attended Southern Cal, where she was coached by former Olympian Pokey Watson-Richardson.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Lauri Siering
100 metres Breaststroke, Women (Olympic) 11
200 metres Breaststroke, Women (Olympic) 15
4 × 100 metres Medley Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 2 Silver

Special Notes