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Enith Brigitha

Full name: Enith Sijtje Maria Brigitha (-Salle)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'9" (174 cm)
Weight: 148 lbs (67 kg)
Born: April 15, 1955 in Willemstad, Curaçao, Curaçao
Affiliations: Het Y, Amsterdam (NED)
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 2 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Born on the West Indian island of Curaçao, Enith Brigitha learned to swim in the Caribbean Sea. A rare swimmer on the Netherlands Antilles, her career took a positive turn when her divorced mother moved to the Netherlands when she was a teenager. Brigitha quickly became the best Dutch swimmer of the 1970s. Between 1973 and 1979, she collected 21 Dutch titles, in freestyle, backstroke, medley and butterfly. Brigitha won the Dutch 100 m freestyle title seven times in a row. Internationally, she collected many medals as well, although never a golden one: Brigitha won seven medals in European Championships, four in World Championships and two in the 1976 Olympics. She was usually beaten by swimmers from East Germany, many of whom later admitted to doping use, and Brigitha currently considers herself an Olympic champion. Brigitha moved back to Curaçao in 1990, and currently owns her own swimming school for children.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 8
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Netherlands NED 5
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke Netherlands NED 6
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Women's 200 metres Backstroke Netherlands NED 6
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Netherlands NED 5
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Women's 200 metres Freestyle Netherlands NED 3 Bronze
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay Netherlands NED 4
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke Netherlands NED 4 h2 r2/3
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay Netherlands NED 5

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Netherlands Final 8 1:00.09
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 59.75
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Two 1 QU 1:00.02
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Netherlands Final 3 56.65
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 57.08
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Six 1 QU/OR 56.61

Women's 200 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Netherlands Final 3 2:01.40
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Four 1 QU/OR 2:01.54

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Netherlands NED Final 5 4:01.49 59.46 59.46
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 2 QU 4:02.70 59.37 59.37
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Netherlands NED Final 4 3:51.67 55.91 3:51.67
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 2 QU 3:53.40 56.82 3:53.40

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Netherlands Final 6 1:06.82
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 2 QU 1:06.49
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Four 2 QU 1:06.71
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Netherlands Semi-Finals Heat Two 4 QU 1:05.21
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Four 2 QU 1:04.98

Women's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Netherlands Final 6 2:23.70
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Netherlands Round One Heat Four 1 QU 2:23.70

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Netherlands NED Final 5 4:29.99 1:06.35 1:06.35
1972 Summer 17 München Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat One 3 QU 4:32.20 1:07.02 1:07.02
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Netherlands NED Final 5 4:19.93 56.30 4:19.93
1976 Summer 21 Montréal Swimming Netherlands NED Round One Heat Two 2 QU 4:22.49 57.79 4:22.49