Glen Whitten

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameGlen Allen•Whitten
Used nameGlen•Whitten
Born24 February 1936 in Lakeland, Florida (USA)
Died15 September 2014 in ?, Vermont (USA)
Measurements171 cm / 66 kg
AffiliationsThe Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus (USA)
NOC United States


Glen Whitten attended The Ohio State University, earning a bachelor’s degree there in 1958 and a dental degree in 1962. He dove in high school in Florida where he won the state high school championship. Whitten placed third in the 1955 NCAA 1- and 3-metre springboard. He later focused on his dental practice but in his 50s turned his hand to inventions, receiving several patents. One of these was for Dzidra Glasses, which looked like bulky sunglasses, and were purported to help patients with migraines or other headaches, ostensibly by slowing brain wave activity.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1956 Summer Olympics Diving (Aquatics) USA Glen Whitten
Springboard, Men (Olympic) 4