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Date of Birth: 05/11/50
Place of Birth: Medicine Hat, AB
Hometown: Edmonton, AB
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 160 lbs
Years on National Team: 32
  Dr. Susan Nattrass is a trailblazer for women's sport not only in Canada but internationally as well. She made sports history at the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal as the first and only woman entered in the trap shooting event. Then again at the 1990 Commonwealth Games when she was the first female entered in a shotgun competition. The six-time world champion will enter her fourth Olympics in Sydney. She also competed at the 1988 and 1992 Games.

  The Sydney Olympics will be extra special for Nattrass who spearheaded a five-year battle for a separate women's event in trap and skeet at the Games. It will debut in Sydney.

  "It's wonderful all the opportunities available to women in sports now," said Nattrass who lives in Seattle where she does medical research in osteoporosis at the Pacific Medical Clinics since 1996. Previously she was athletic director at St. Mary's University in Halifax.

  "We've come a long way but there's still a long way to go. We can't give up the battle. At the Olympics in our event there are only 12 women spots compared to about 40 for the men. We're still second class citizens but we're up from fourth class."

2000 Games
Sept. 19: Women's double trap (120 targets): Sue Nattrass, Edmonton, was 15th in qualifying, eliminated.
Sept. 18: Women's trap: Sue Nattrass, Edmonton, was ninth in qualifying, failed to advanced; Cynthia Meyer, Bowen Island, B.C., finished in a tie for 10th, did not advance.

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Nattrass misses target
Nattrass gets a hug from niece


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