Margaret Woodbridge

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Margaret Woodbridge
Personal information
Full name Margaret Darling Woodbridge
National team  United States
Born (1902-01-06)January 6, 1902
Detroit, Michigan
Died February 23, 1995(1995-02-23) (aged 93)
Brooklyn, New York
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Detroit Athletic Club

Margaret Darling Woodbridge (January 6, 1902 – February 23, 1995), also known by her married name Margaret Presley, was an American competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and world record-holder.

She represented the United States at the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium.[1] She won the gold medal as member of the winning U.S. team in the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay.[1][2] Woodbridge and her American relay teammates Frances Schroth, Irene Guest and Ethelda Bleibtrey set a new world record of 5:11.6 in the event final.[1] Individually, Woodbridge received a silver medal for her second-place performance in the women's 300-meter freestyle, finishing behind American teammate Ethelda Bleibtrey, in a time of 4:42.8.[1][3]

Woodbridge was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame as an "Honor Pioneer Swimmer" in 1989.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c d, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Margaret Woodbridge. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  3. ^, Olympic Sports, Swimming at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games, Women's 300 metres Freestyle Final. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  4. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame, Honorees, Margaret Woodbridge (USA). Retrieved April 5, 2015.

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