Margaret Harriman

Margaret Harriman is a Paralympic athlete from South Africa. She was born in Great Britain.[1]

Margaret Harriman
Paralimpiadi di Roma 1960 - La rappresentanza rodesiana.jpg
Rhodesia at Rome 1960
Personal information
Birth nameMargaret Webb
NationalityRhodesia Rhodesia
 South Africa
BornGreat Britain
Medal record
Paralympic Games
Representing  Rhodesia
Archery
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome Women's Windsor Round Open
Gold medal – first place 1960 Rome Women's FITA Round Open
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo Women's Albion Round Open
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo Women's FITA Round Open
Dartchery
Gold medal – first place 1964 Tokyo Mixed Pairs Open
Swimming
Silver medal – second place 1960 Rome Women's 50 m Crawl Incomplete class 4
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome Women's 50 m Backstroke Incomplete class 4
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome Women's 50 m Breaststroke Incomplete class 4
Representing  South Africa
Archery
Gold medal – first place 1968 Tel Aviv Women's Albion Round Open
Gold medal – first place 1968 Tel Aviv Women's FITA Round Open
Gold medal – first place 1972 Heidelberg Women's FITA Round Open
Dartchery
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Toronto Women's Pairs Open
Lawn Bowls
Gold medal – first place 1972 Heidelberg Women's singles
Silver medal – second place 1972 Heidelberg Women's pairs
Gold medal – first place 1976 Toronto Women's singles Wh
Gold medal – first place 1976 Toronto Women's pairs Wh
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Women's singles LB2

She was the only lady to compete in the netball tournament of the second Stoke Mandeville Games in 1949 under her maiden name of Margaret Webb.[2] From 1960 to 1976 she competed in the Summer Paralympics in many sports, including archery, athletics, dartchery, lawn bowls and swimming. She represented Rhodesia in her first two Paralympics and then South Africa since 1968, winning eleven gold medals.

Between 1960 and 1968 she won an impressive eight gold medals in archery.

In 1976 she became ineligible to compete after South Africa was banned from the games because of its policy on apartheid.

She made a long-awaited return to the competition at the 1996 Summer Paralympics in Lawn Bowls after the fall of apartheid which led to the lifting of the ban on South African competitors. In this edition she won her 17th and last medal, a bronze.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-09-16. Retrieved 2016-09-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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