|Representing South Africa|
|1932 Los Angeles||400 m freestyle|
|British Empire Games|
|1934 London||440 yd freestyle|
|1934 London||4×100 yd freestyle|
She was born in Pretoria.
In the 1932 Olympics she won a bronze medal in the 400 m freestyle event and was sixth in the 100 m freestyle event.
Maakal also competed in the 1930 British Empire Games and swam in two finals. Four years later she won the silver medal in the 440 yards freestyle competition and as member of the South African team in the 4×100 yards freestyle relay contest
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