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Susan Nattrass

Shooting Athlete - Inducted 1980

Susan Nattrass's international trapshooting career began with a 1971 silver medal in the Women's World Finals.  While winning the 1974 World Championships, she set a new World record with 143 of a possible 150 points.  The following year, she shot 188 of 200 establishing the 1975 record.  In 1977, she created a new record of 192 out of 200, only to break it again in 1978 with 195 out of 200.  She won her fifth World Championship in 1979.  From 1973 to 1978, Susan Nattrass was captain of the Women's All-American Team.  She was the first woman to compete in the trapshooting event at an Olympic Games (1976).

After Induction

Career Highlights

1974-1980 Women’s World Trapshooting Champion

1974-1989 Held the world record in trap 1

976 Montreal - First woman trapshooter to compete at an Olympic Games

1977 Canada's Sports Hall of Fame

1977, 1981 Velma Springstead Award (Canada’s outstanding amateur female athlete)

1980 Alberta Sports Hall of Fame

1981 Officer of the Order of Canada

1981 Lou Marsh Trophy - Canadian Athlete of the Year

1990 Commonwealth Games - The first woman to compete in shotgun event

1993 Won two World Cup events in double trap

1995 Pan American Games – Silver

1998 National Trapshooting Hall of Fame

2000 Sydney Olympic Summer Games (Australia) - ninth

2000 Silver and bronze at World Cup meets

2000 Bronze medal in trap at the World Cup, Italy

2001 World Championships - Second in trap

2002 Commonwealth Games Manchester, England, two bronze medals (competing in first Commonwealth Games women’s trap and skeet events)

2003 Pan American Games, Silver, (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)

2004 Athens Olympic Summer Games, sixth place, her highest finish at an Olympic games.

2005 World Championships, Lonato, Italy - bronze. This was her 27th world championship competition.

2006 World Trapshooting Champion

2006 Commonwealth Games – Two silver, one bronze

2007 Pan American Games - Gold Medal

2008 Beijing Olympics – 11th overall

2010 Commonwealth Games, Delhi, India – pairs event bronze

2011 Pan American Games - competitor 2012 (Note: Susan was not one of the two shooters elected by the trapshooting committee to represent Canada at the London Olympic games)

2014 Commonwealth Games Glascow, Scotland - Susan was named Canada's flag bearer for the opening ceremonies.