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Natalie Myburgh

Full name: Natalie Anne Myburgh (-Gillespie)
Nickname(s): Toy
Gender: Female
Born: May 15, 1940
Died: January 21, 2014 in Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
Country: RSA South Africa
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)

Biography

Natalie Myburgh was a young teen prodigy, representing South Africa at the 1954 British Empire Games when she was not yet 14-years-old. She was the first woman to better the 1-minute barrier for 100 yards freestyle, and would later set South African records in the 100, 200, and 400 metre freestyles. She was very modest about her achievements in later life. Myburgh died at Knysna Private Hospital after a battle against cancer.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 16 Melbourne Swimming Women's 100 metres Freestyle South Africa RSA 8
1956 Summer 16 Melbourne Swimming Women's 400 metres Freestyle South Africa RSA 3 h4 r1/2
1956 Summer 16 Melbourne Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay South Africa RSA 3 Bronze

Women's 100 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 16 Melbourne Swimming South Africa Final 8 1:05.8
1956 Summer 16 Melbourne Swimming South Africa Semi-Finals Heat One 4 QU 1:06.0
1956 Summer 16 Melbourne Swimming South Africa Round One Heat Five 2 QU 1:05.1

Women's 400 metres Freestyle

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T
1956 Summer 16 Melbourne Swimming South Africa Round One Heat Four 3 5:16.8

Women's 4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T IST CTAS
1956 Summer 16 Melbourne Swimming South Africa RSA Final 3 4:25.7 1:07.7 1:07.7
1956 Summer 16 Melbourne Swimming South Africa RSA Round One Heat One 1 QU 4:26.8 1:04.8 4:26.8
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