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Margaret Harding

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMargaret•Harding (-Toppel)
Used nameMargaret•Harding
Born22 February 1948
Measurements173 cm / 57 kg
NOC Puerto Rico


Margaret Harding is one of only two Olympians, the other being Mohamed Bin Abid, to have competed in all five swimming event types at the Olympics - freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and individual medley. However, Harding uniquely did this all at only one Olympics, the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. At the 1966 Central American and Caribbean Games, Harding won eight medals and five gold medals, winning medals in four event types, missing only the butterfly.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) PUR Margaret Harding
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 42
100 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 29
200 metres Breaststroke, Women (Olympic) 25
100 metres Butterfly, Women (Olympic) 31
400 metres Individual Medley, Women (Olympic) 21

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