Marjorie Gestring

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameMarjorie•Gestring (-Redlick)
Used nameMarjorie•Gestring
Born18 November 1922 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
Died20 April 1992 in Burlingame, California (USA)
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


At the age of 13 years 267 days, Marjorie Gestring won the springboard title at the 1936 Berlin Games to become the youngest-ever woman Olympic champion. At the 1936 U.S. Trials, Gestring placed second behind Katherine Rawls, but in the Berlin pool she beat both Rawls and the defending champion, Dorothy Poynton-Hill, to take the gold medal. She won a total of eight AAU titles between 1936 and 1940 and in 1948, still aged only 25, she made a comeback. Placing fourth at the 1948 Final Trials, she barely missed making the Olympic team for a second time. Marjorie Gestring, who usually competed for the Los Angeles AC, later became Mrs. Richard Redlick.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) USA Marjorie Gestring
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold