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Pat McCormick (diver)

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Name  Pat McCormick

Role  Olympic athlete

Full name  Patricia Joan McCormick
Born  May 12, 1930 (age 85) (1930-05-12) Seal Beach, California, U.S.
Awards  James E. Sullivan Award, Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
Olympic medals  Diving at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Women's 10 metre platform
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Pat McCormick (diver) - Wikipedia

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Patricia Joan "Pat" McCormick (born May 12, 1930 in Seal Beach, California) is a retired female diver from the United States, who won a total of four gold medals by winning both diving events at two consecutive Summer Olympics (1952 and 1956). She won the James E. Sullivan Award for best amateur athlete in the US in 1956 - only the second woman to do so.

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As a child in the 1930s and 1940s she was notable for executing dives that were not allowed in competition for female divers (dives reputed to scare most men) and for practicing off the Los Alamitos Bridge in Long Beach, California Harbor. She attended Woodrow Wilson Classical High School, Long Beach City College, and California State University, Long Beach.

Patricia McCormick also appeared on an episode of "To Tell The Truth" dated February 26, 1957.

After the Olympics McCormick did diving tours and was a model for Catalina swimsuits. She served on the Los Angeles 1984 Summer Olympics organizing committee and began a program called "Pat's Champs"—a foundation to help motivate kids to dream big and to set practical ways to succeed.

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Pat McCormick (diver) Wikipedia


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