Marie Baron

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Marie Baron (left) and her rival Hilde Schrader at the 1928 Olympics
Personal information
Born 5 February 1908
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Died 23 July 1948 (aged 40)
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Sport
Sport Swimming
Club ODZ, Rotterdam

Mietje "Marie" Baron (5 February 1908 – 23 July 1948) was a Dutch swimmer and diver who competed at the 1924 and 1928 Olympics. In 1924 she was sixth in the 4×100 m freestyle relay. She was disqualified in the first round of the 200 m breaststroke event, as the judges believed she touched the wall with one hand instead of two hands at one of the turns. Meanwhile her time of 3:22.6 was several seconds ahead of the gold medalist.[1] Four years later she swam 3:15.2, but this was only enough for a silver medal, as her main rival Hilde Schrader clocked 3:12.6. At the 1928 Games Baron also competed in the 10 m platform diving event and finished fourth.[2]

Between 1926 and 1926 Baron set four breaststroke world records, two in the 200 m (3:18:40 on 24 October 1926 and 3:12:80 on 22 April 1928) and two in the obsolete 400 m event (6:54:80 on 20 March 1927 and 6:45:60 on 25 November 1928).[3] In October 1929 she announced her engagement and retired from swimming.[4] Next year she married Pieter Lourens de Puij.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swimming at the 1924 Paris Summer Games: Women's 200 metres Breaststroke. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ Marie Baron. sports-reference.com
  3. ^ Marie Baron. zwemmenindepolder.nl
  4. ^ Mej. Baron komt niet meer op wedstrijden uit, De Telegraaf, 29 October 1929
  5. ^ Marie Baron getrouwd, Rotterdamsch nieuwsblad, 27 August 1930