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Miller Anderson

Full name: Miller Altman Anderson
Gender: Male
Born: December 27, 1922 in Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died: October 29, 1965 in Columbus, Ohio, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 2 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Miller Anderson was a highly decorated army air corps officer in World War II and, when he was forced to bail out on his 112th mission, his left leg was so severely damaged that it was thought it might have to be amputated and his career as a top-class diver undoubtedly seemed over. The knee was saved only when doctors inserted a silver plate into the knee area, but he was forced to learn to dive all over again. Anderson won his first AAU championship in 1943, when he took the highboard title. After the war he attended Ohio State and, despite his injuries, won the AAU indoor titles off both the 1 m and 3 m boards in 1946, 1947 and 1948, and was the NCAA 3 m champion in those same three years. At the 1951 Pan American Games he won silver (springboard) and bronze (platform). He was also noted as an innovative diver, originating the forward one-and-a-half somersault with two twists and the backward 1½ with one twist.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 25 London Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 2 Silver
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP DP SP
1948 Summer 25 London Diving United States Final Standings 2 157.29
1948 Summer 25 London Diving United States Final Round 1 112.64
1948 Summer 25 London Diving United States Preliminary Round 4 44.65
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Final Standings 2 199.84
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Final 2 199.84 111.84
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying 2 QU 88.00
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Final Round Dive #1 1T 17.43
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Final Round Dive #2 3 17.64
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Final Round Dive #3 1 19.36
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Final Round Dive #4 3 15.75
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Final Round Dive #5 3 19.25
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Final Round Dive #6 1 22.41
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 4 12.15
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 3 12.75
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 1 15.77
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 2 17.22
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 2 18.86
1952 Summer 29 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 21 11.25