Margaret Wellington

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Margaret Wellington
Personal information
Born(1926-12-23)23 December 1926
Beckenham, UK
Died10 March 2015(2015-03-10) (aged 88)[1]
Sport
SportSwimming
ClubBeckenham Ladies Swimming Club

Margaret Olive Wellington (23 December 1926 – 10 March 2015) was a British swimmer.

Swimming career[edit]

Wellington won a bronze medal at the 1947 European Aquatics Championships in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.[2] She finished fourth in the same event at the 1948 Summer Olympics.[3]

She represented England in Auckland, New Zealand at the 1950 British Empire Games where she won three silver medals, in the 110 yd and 440 yd freestyle and 3×110 yd medley relay, and a bronze in the 4×110 yd freestyle relay.[3][4][5] She won the 1948 ASA National Championship 110 yards freestyle title, [6] the 1949 ASA National Championship 220 yards freestyle title [7] and the 1949 ASA National Championship 440 yards freestyle title.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Margaret Wellington's obituary (page 5)
  2. ^ Margaret WELLINGTON. les-sports.info
  3. ^ a b Margaret Wellington. sports-reference.com
  4. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.
  5. ^ "1950 Athletes". Team England.
  6. ^ ""Swimming." Times, 12 July 1948, p. 2". Times Digital Archive.
  7. ^ ""Swimming." Times, 23 July 1949, p. 6". Times Digital Archive.
  8. ^ ""Swimming." Times, 22 July 1949, p. 6". Times Digital Archive.