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Betty Becker-Pinkston

Full name: Elizabeth Anna "Betty" Becker-Pinkston (-Campbell)
Gender: Female
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
Born: March 6, 1903 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: April 6, 1989 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Ambassador Swim Club
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Related Olympians: Wife of Bud Pinkston.

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Silver (3 Total)

Biography

Betty Becker took up swimming as a child as therapy after a serious illness. She then turned to competitive diving and, after narrowly missing selection for the 1920 Olympics, won a gold and a silver medal at the 1924 Games. After the Paris Olympics she married Bud Pinkston, winner of the platform title in 1920. Betty Pinkston gave birth to twins in 1926 but, coached by her husband, won her second gold medal on 11 August 1928, the second birthday of her twins. In addition to her Olympic feats, she also won six AAU titles.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving Women's Springboard United States USA 1 Gold
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving Women's Plain High United States USA 2 Silver
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving Women's Platform United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS JO JP
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Final 1 8.0 474.5
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One 1 QU 6.0 482.4
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #1 3 3.0 84.1
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #2 1 1.0 93.8
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #3 1 1.0 103.6
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #4 2 2.0 90.0
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #5 1 1.0 103.4
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #1 1 1.0 91.8
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #2 1 1.0 93.8
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #3 1 1.0 105.3
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #4 1 1.0 91.8
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #5 2 2.0 99.7

Women's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS JO JP
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving United States Final 1 9.0 31.60
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving United States Round One Pool One 1 QU 6.0 32.00
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #1 1 1.0 33.0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #2 2T 2.5 30.0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #3 1 1.0 34.0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #4 1T 1.5 31.0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #5 3 3.0 30.0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #1 1 1.0 34.0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #2 1 1.0 31.0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #3 1 1.0 32.0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #4 1 1.0 32.0
1928 Summer 25 Amsterdam Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #5 2 2.0 31.0

Women's Plain High

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS JO JP
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Final 2 11.0 167.0
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One 1 QU 11.0 161.0
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #1 4 4.0 32
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #2 1T 2.0 34
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #3 2 2.0 32
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #4 2 2.0 31
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #5 1 1.0 38
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #1 4T 4.5 27
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #2 1T 2.0 32
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #3 2T 2.5 32
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #4 1 1.0 34
1924 Summer 21 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #5 1 1.0 36