Zus Engelenberg

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMaria Geertruida "Zus"•Engelenberg (-Ashbridge-Thomlinson)
Used nameZus•Engelenberg
Born4 January 1909 in Pretoria, Gauteng (RSA)
Died16 May 1984 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (RSA)
NOC South Africa


Zus Engelenberg was a South African swimmer who represented Transvaal at the South African swimming championships. Engelenberg competed at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, finishing in third place in her heat in the 100 metres freestyle, but did not qualify for the final. Engelenberg was also part of South Africa’s team for the 4 x 100 metres freestyle relay with the team winning the bronze medal. Engelenberg did not compete in the heats or the final, however, and therefore was not awarded a medal.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) RSA Zus Engelenberg
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 3 h2 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) South Africa DNS


Listed earlier as Sandra Engelenberg.