Irma Schuhmacher in 1951
|Born||24 February 1925
Ginneken en Bavel, the Netherlands
|Died||8 January 2014 (aged 88)
Berkeley Vale, New South Wales, Australia
Irma Heijting-Schuhmacher (24 February 1925 – 8 January 2014) was a freestyle swimmer from the Netherlands who won two medals at the Summer Olympics. After having claimed the bronze medal in the 4 × 100 m 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. She also won two gold and two silver medals at the 1947 and 1950 European Championships.
In 1950, while touring Australia with Geertje Wielema, Schuhmacher met Johan Heijting, a Dutch animal husbandry specialist who had recently immigrated to Australia. They married on 22 March 1952, and one week after the 1952 Olympics, Heijting-Schuhmacher moved to her husband's breeding farm near Brisbane.
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