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Jenny Maakal

Full name: Jenny Genoveva Maakal (-Thomas)
Gender: Female
Born: August 2, 1913 in Rayton, Gauteng, South Africa
Died: September 15, 2002 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

In addition to competing at the 1932 Olympics, Jenny Maakal won a silver medal in the 1934 British Empire Games 4x110 yards freestyle relay. She placed fifth at the 1930 British Empire Games in the 440 yard freestyle. Maakal’s mother had to take out a loan on their home to finance her daughter’s journey to Los Angeles. As there was a risk they would lose their house, her teammates on the boxing team held a successful charity event at which they raised enough money to pay the debt.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle South Africa RSA 6
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle South Africa RSA 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming South Africa Final 6 1:10.8
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming South Africa Semi-Finals Heat Two 3 QU 1:10.6
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming South Africa Round One Heat Three 2 QU 1:11.0

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming South Africa Final 3 5:47.3
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming South Africa Semi-Finals Heat One 2 QU 6:00.6
1932 Summer 18 Los Angeles Swimming South Africa Round One Heat Four 1 QU 5:53.9
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