1956 Olympic Bronze medalists

1956 Olympic team


Susan Roberts, Jeanette Myburg, Natalie Myburgh and Moira Abertnethy, with manager/coach Alex Bulley. All four swimmers were coached by Cecil Colwin.

Click here to see the results of that race.

Sue Roberts finished 7th in the semi-finals of the 100m freestyle, just ahead of Jeanette, and did not progress in the 400m freestyle, finishing 4th in her heat.

Jeanette Myburgh swam in the semi-finals of the 100m frestyle, finishing 8th.

Natalie Myburgh made finals of the 100m freestyle, finishing 8th, and swam the 400m freestyle but did not progress in that event.

Moira Abernethy also swam the 100m backstroke, finishing 6th in her heat.

Susan Roberts wrote a three part article about her experiences on that trip. Above is her biography from the 1958 Commonwealth Games.


Part 1 - Read more ....

Part 2 - Read more ....

Part 3 - Read more ....


Cecil Colwin wrote this article in the Rand Daily on 5 March 1956

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