Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher

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Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher
Irma Schuhmacher 1951.jpg
Irma Schuhmacher in 1951
Personal information
Born 24 February 1925
Ginneken en Bavel, the Netherlands
Died 8 January 2014 (aged 88)
Sport Swimming
Club RDZ, Rotterdam

Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher (24 February 1925 – 8 January 2014)[1] was a freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands who won two medals at the Summer Olympics. After having claimed the bronze medal in the 4×100m freestyle relay in London (1948), she won the silver medal four years later in Helsinki, Finland, in the same event. Individually, she was sixth in the 100 m freestyle at both games.[2] She also won two gold and two silver medals at the 1947 and 1950 European Championships.[3]

She married on 22 March 1952[4] and later moved to Australia where she died in 2014.[1]


  1. ^ a b Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher's obituary (Dutch)
  2. ^ Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher.
  4. ^ Huwelijk Irma Schuhmacher. Dutch Nationaal Archief