Pat McCormick created the biggest splash in the history of diving by winning two gold medals in two consecutive Olympic games. She became the first and only woman to achieve what is called a “double-double.”
When he arrived, McBean and members of the audience questioned him about everything from choosing what colour Speedo to wear for events, to food at the Olympic Games. One girl asked him if his suit had ever fallen off (it has), and another asked if he had any superstitions, to which Despatie replied that he thought they are a way to find excuses for not doing well.
For St. Bonaventure junior Jacqueline Babich, her experience may not be in the traditional government service mode, but anyone who spends any amount of time involved with the NCAA learns the many nuances of politics.
The project will also feature a 50-metre Olympic swimming pool with eight lanes in addition to a 25m diving pool with a 7.5m diving board. Mr Saleh said upon completion, the pool will have nearly 300 spectator seats while the diving pool will have 176 seats.....
The project, which will host national and international sporting events, is expected to be completed by February 2006.
Liza Marianni, a senior at Cherry Hill West High School, had to take some time to decide which sport is her favorite. But it didn't take her long to realize one similarity between field hockey and diving Tuesday afternoon - you can get wet in both.....
"I've always been like, `I'm going to get a scholarship for diving, I'm going to get into a good college for diving,' so I feel like I owe it to myself."
The agreement also extends Budweiser's sponsorship of the China Olympic Team through 2008. Busch, Inc., today honored athletes GUO Jingjing (diving), with a gift in celebration of their recent medal-winning performances in the 2004 Athens Olympic Games. GUO captured gold medals in both the women's 3-meter springboard and women's synchronized 3-meter springboard diving events;Budweiser has been an official sponsor of theChina Olympic Team since 2000.
TORONTO (CP) - Olympic medallists Adam van Koeverden and Alexandre Despatie plan to use their hardware from the Summer Games as soapboxes in an attempt to change the way people see sport and thus help change the Canadian sport system.
Accustomed to the glossy layout of corporate gyms like LA Fitness and World Gym, students are demanding no less from their schools and their schools are giving it to them. Over the next five years, the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) estimates that U.S. universities are scheduled to build or renovate 400 indoor recreational facilities at a cost of $4.3 billion. Armed with surveys showing students rate college recreation centers as an important factor in choosing a college, schools are betting that students will take notice.
Glen Dyer (diving), was inducted Friday night in the Hall of Fame during a ceremony in the Murphy Center. Dyer, a three-time All-American, was killed while serving for the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Once their moments of glory fade into black, the lives of many champion athletes often fade into bleak as they deal with money, relationship, and health issues they never had to address as celebrities.
Losing two All-Americans would left the cupboard bare for most programs, but diving coach Patrick Jeffrey has a pair of All-ACC performers ready to step up. Senior Courtney McClow (Jacksonville, Fla.) returns as the top diver in the conference...
(Jason Te Patu)The 30-year-old represented New Zealand in springboard diving, aerobics and gymnastics and it was sport which first fuelled his love for performing. Now he's playing Helicon in the Auckland Theatre Company production of Caligula.
Spitz writes: "I have just returned from the Olympic Games and have learned that the Board of Directors of the International Swimming Hall of Fame [ISHOF] has not ... remove[d] current President and CEO, Mr. Sam Freas. Therefore, please accept this letter as a formal request to remove my name, likeness, and any memorabilia, from the Hall of Fame." ...
Golden boy diver Greg Louganis has requested the same.
SHANGHAI, Sept. 21 (Xinhuanet) -- Chinese Olympic champions including diving prince Tian Liang are set to appear together with 7-time Formula one world champion Michael Schumacher at an official reception ahead of the inaugural Chinese Grand Prix..Tian Liang and his hearsay girlfriend Guo Jingjing, double Olympic diving champion in Athens, will join Schumacher at the beginning of the reception.
Diving will remain a competitive sport for girls at the high school level after the School Board voted Monday to override an administrative decision that could have disbanded the team. The unanimous vote came at the close of a hearing to consider a grievance filed by parents of three divers concerned about the viability of their children's teams.
Point Mallard Director Bob Stewart said the project, which will add an attraction and fill in the Olympic diving well, as well as upgrade locker rooms and other areas, is part of the 2001 master plan for the water park.
Freshman diver stays at Williamsville North, puts off move to national training center....
Even before Matthews enrolled as a freshman at Williamsville North this fall, her parents were being asked by college coaches what their diving aspirations were for their young daughter.
The book covers his 1960 silver medal in the Rome Olympics...
If you've heard of Sam Hall, it's either because of the condos or
because of the spy thing. In December 1986 he was captured at a
Nicaraguan military base with a map in his left sock
Frank Viola Jr., son of the former Twins star, pitched this summer for Alexandria in a wooden bat league, then signed with the White Sox. His sister, Brittany, one of the top young divers in the country, is considering diving in college for the Gophers. She almost made the Olympic team this summer.
On this day
Sept. 19, 1988, U.S. Diver Greg Louganis took the gold medal in three-meter springboard diving at the Seoul Olympics after hitting his head on the board during preliminary competition.
Shawn McLane -- Now a physician living in Glen Allen, McLane was unmatched as a high school diver. The 1981 Lafayette grad never lost a competition in high school, winning district, state and AAU national age group championships.
Some sports have a very small margin for error while others are more forgiving.
Gymnastics, figure skating and diving are very exact and one mistake can destroy a competitor's score and morale. It is very difficult to make an error early in a routine and not let it affect the rest of the performance. Gymnastics, figure skating and diving are very exact and one mistake can destroy a competitor's score and morale. It is very difficult to make an error early in a routine and not let it affect the rest of the performance.
OLYMPIC medallist Chantelle Newbery took a dive of a different kind yesterday and frocked up in the name of spring racing fashion....
The golden girl of the pool donned a lemon Charlie Brown jacket and dress for the official launch of the Melbourne Racing Club's Chadstone Fashion Stakes event.
Two freshmen divers have joined the team this year. The additions of Mattie Gauthier, Coach Denehy's niece, and Brittany Johnson give the Lady Wamps their first ever full compliment of divers. In duel meets, each team is allowed to use three divers, with the top five divers earning points in each of the six dives.
6. Do you come from an athletic family? Yeah. My father was an All-American diver. My sister was an NCAA championship gymnast on the balance beam. 8. How often do you practice? Before the Olympics, I practiced six days a week for about four hours a day.
Tian Liang, a gold medal winner of men's synchronized 10-metre platform diving at Athens, and Guo Jingjing, for example, signed advertising and branding contracts with Coca-Cola long before the Games. Tian has also been the brand spokesman for Amway's health food products.