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Joan Harrison

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full nameJoan Cynthia•Harrison (-Breetzke)
Used nameJoan•Harrison
Born29 November 1935 in East London (RSA)
AffiliationsSpringbok swimming team
NOC South Africa

Biography

Joan Harrison had the following podium finishes at major championships: 1st in the 1952 Olympics 100 metres Backstroke; 1st in the 1950 British Empire Games 440 yards Freestyle, 1st in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 110 yards Backstroke, 1st in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 4×110 yards Freestyle (with Natalie Myburgh and the non-Olympians Felicity Loveday and Machduldt Petzer), 2nd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 3×110 yards Medley (with the non-Olympians Machduldt Petzer and Mary Morgan), 3rd in the 1950 British Empire Games 110 yards Freestyle, 3rd in the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games 110 yards Freestyle.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) RSA Joan Harrison
100 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 4
400 metres Freestyle, Women (Olympic) 9
100 metres Backstroke, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold

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