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Dick Degener

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameRichard Kempster "Dick"•Degener
Used nameDick•Degener
Born14 March 1912 in Detroit, Michigan (USA)
Died24 August 1995 in Grand Rapids, Michigan (USA)
AffiliationsDetroit Athletic Club, Detroit (USA)
NOC United States

Biography

Before turning professional in 1937, Dick Degener won a total of 12 AAU titles, including five straight wins in the indoor springboard, beginning in 1932. After graduating from the University of Michigan, where he won two NCAA championships, Degener represented the Detroit AC. Known as the “Fred Astaire of diving”; he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1971.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1932 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) USA Dick Degener
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 3 Bronze
1936 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) USA Dick Degener
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold