Susanne E. LAIRD

United States of America USA

Swimming

  • Olympic Medals
    1 G
  • Games participations
    1
  • First Olympic Games
    Amsterdam 1928
  • Year of Birth
    1908
Olympic Results

Biography

Susanne E. LAIRD

Susan Laird attended Temple University, graduating in 1930. She started swimming at age 14 as therapy after developing Sydenham’s chorea (often called St. Vitus’ Dance), a neurologic disorder characterized by spasmodic jerking of the limbs and head. Laird was US Junior Champion in the 100 yard freestyle in 1926. After college she became a girls’ coach and physical education at Homestead High School near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Laird died tragically when only 25-years-old from a rare blood disorder and subsequent pneumonia.

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Olympic Results

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Amsterdam 1928

#5
100 metres Freestyle
100 metres Freestyle Swimming
G
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay
4 x 100 metres Freestyle Relay Swimming

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