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Margo Scharten-Antink

Full name: Margo Sybranda Everdina Scharten-Antink
Gender: Female
Born: September 7, 1869 in Zutphen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Died: November 27, 1957 in Firenze, Firenze, Italy
Country: NED Netherlands
Sport: Art Competitions

Related Olympians: Wife of Carel Scharten.

Medals: 1 Bronze (1 Total)


Working as a teacher, Margo Antink wrote various short stories for periodicals, and published her first novel in 1899. After marrying the poet and critic [Carel Scharten], they began to write novels together. Their first success came in 1908 with Een huis vol menschen. The couple became fairly popular with their novels, which had many religious and Italian influences. This was also true for the work De nar van Maremmen (The Fool of Maremma), which they entered in the 1928 Olympic literature competition and which won a bronze medal. Scharten-Antink and her husbaned had settled in Florence in 1924 and remained there until their death.


Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 58 Amsterdam Art Competitions Mixed Literature, Epic Works Netherlands NED 3 Bronze

Mixed Literature, Epic Works

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1928 Summer 58 Amsterdam Art Competitions Netherlands Final Standings 3
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