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Enith Bregitha – Sport Museum

Enith Bregitha

Enith Bregitha

Enith Sijtje Maria Brigitha (born 15 April 1955) was a leading competitive swimmer in the 1970s. She twice represented the Netherlands twice at the Summer Olympics, starting in 1972 (Munich, West Germany). She won two bronze medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada, in the women’s 100 m and 200 m freestyle.

Brigitha twice was named ‘Dutch Sportswoman of the Year’, in 1973 and 1974.

She was the first black athlete to win a swimming medal in the Olympics!