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Betsy Youngman

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameElizabeth Frazier "Betsy"•Youngman
Used nameBetsy•Youngman
Born4 August 1959 in Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Measurements162 cm / 58 kg
NOC United States


Betsy Youngman grew up in Cleveland and attended Bowdoin College in Maine. After her marriage, she and her husband settled in Sun Valley, Idaho. Youngman worked as a teacher and freelance writer, and also leads tours to Greenland and Antartica, where she does work studying climate change and ozone depletion. Youngman is an active outdoorswoman, participating in cycling, hiking, skiing, and canoeing as a class 4-5 kayaker.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1988 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Betsy Youngman
5 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 47
20 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 42
1992 Winter Olympics Cross Country Skiing (Skiing) USA Betsy Youngman
30 kilometres, Women (Olympic) 43
4 × 5 kilometres Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 13