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Al White

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 2
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 2
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAlbert Cosad "Al"•White
Used nameAl•White
Born14 May 1895 in Oakland, California (USA)
Died8 July 1982 in Richmond, California (USA)
Measurements171 cm
AffiliationsStanford Cardinal, Stanford (USA)
NOC United States


As a serviceman in World War I, Al White toured Europe with a U.S. basketball team and after the war enrolled at Stanford and was on their gymnastics team which won the Pacific Coast Conference championship in 1921. He had an outstanding record as a diver, being the first man to win both diving titles at the same Olympics and winning, in all, 10 AAU championships. He was never beaten in lowboard 1-metre competition. Al White served as a lieutenant colonel in World War II and later became city engineer in Richmond, California. He also served as AAU diving commissioner for the Pacific Coast.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1924 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) USA Al White
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold
Platform, Men (Olympic) 1 Gold

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