McCormick, Patricia (1930–)

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McCormick, Patricia (1930–)

American diver. Born Patricia Keller, May 12, 1930, in Seal Beach, CA; m. Glenn McCormick (diving coach), 1949; children: Kelly McCormick (diver).

Became the 1st diver to win 5 US national championships; won gold medals in springboard and platform at Helsinki Olympics (1952) and gold medals in springboard and platform at Melbourne Olympics (1956), the only woman in Olympic diving history to achieve a "double-double," 2 gold medals in each of 2 consecutive Olympic Games; won 17 AAU titles. Named Associated Press Athlete of the Year and Sullivan Award winner (1956); was inaugural inductee into International Swimming Hall of Fame (1965); named to International Women's Sports Hall of Fame (1984); named to US Olympic Hall of Fame (1985).

See also Women in World History.

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