Mary Bedford

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMary Esther•Bedford (-Marran)
Used nameMary•Bedford
Born27 March 1907
Died8 September 1997 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal (RSA)
NOC South Africa
Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1


Mary Bedford was a South African freestyle swimmer. At the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics Bedford was part of the South African team that won the bronze medal in the 4 × 100 metres freestyle relay event. Bedford also swam in the 400 metres freestyle but was did not advance from her heat.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1928 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) RSA Mary Bedford
400 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 5 h1 r1/3
4 × 100 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) South Africa 3 Bronze


Name previously listed as Marie Bedford.