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Pat McCormick

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 4
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 4
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexFemale
Full namePatricia Joan "Pat"•McCormick (Keller-)
Used namePat•McCormick
Born12 May 1930 in Seal Beach, California (USA)
Measurements162 cm / 58 kg
AffiliationsLAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

With victories in both the springboard and platform at the 1952 and 1956 Olympics, Pat McCormick of the United States became the first woman diver in history to win four Olympic gold medals. Her double-double Olympic diving victories have been matched only by Greg Louganis among the men. Her second double victory at Melbourne came only five months after the birth of her son. McCormick won 17 AAU titles: Outdoor – 1950-51, 1953-56 1-metre springboard; 1950-51, 1953-56 3-metre springboard; and 1949-51, 1954, 1956 platform; Indoor – 1951-55 1-metre springboard; and 1951-52, 1954-55 3-metre springboard. At the Pan American Games she won three gold in springboard (1955) and platform (1951 and 1955) and one silver in springboard (1951). Her husband, Glenn McCormick, was the AAU champion on the platform in 1950-51 and her daughter, Kelly, competed for the United States at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics, winning a silver in 1984 and a bronze in 1988, both on the springboard.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1952 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) USA Pat McCormick
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Platform, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
1956 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) USA Pat McCormick
Springboard, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold
Platform, Women (Olympic) 1 Gold

Olympic family relations

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