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Georgia Coleman

Full name: Georgia V. Coleman (-Gilson)
Gender: Female
Born: January 23, 1912 in St. Maries, Idaho, United States
Died: September 14, 1940 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Georgia Coleman had only been diving for six months when, as a 16-year-old, she made the 1928 Olympic team. In Amsterdam she won medals in both diving events and in 1932 she again won two medals with a gold in the springboard and a second silver in the platform. During the Los Angeles Games, she announced her engagement to Mickey Riley, who also won four Olympic diving medals, but they never married. Coleman was the first woman to perform a 2½ forward somersault in competition and in 1929 she won every U.S. national title and was only beaten once in the next four years. Competing for the Los Angeles AC, she won a total of 11 AAU championships. In 1937 she contracted polio but learned to swim again before her death at the tragically early age of 28.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving Women's Springboard United States USA 3 Bronze
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving Women's Platform United States USA 2 Silver
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving Women's Springboard United States USA 1 Gold
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving Women's Platform United States USA 2 Silver

Women's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS JO JP DP SP
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Standings 3 14.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #1 2 2.0 81.2
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #2 3 3.0 75.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #3 2 2.0 73.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #4 4 4.0 68.2
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #5 3 3.0 69.3
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Standings 1 87.52
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #1 1T 11.48
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #2 2 12.80
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #3 3 13.94
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #4 1 16.00
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #5 1 18.48
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #6 2 14.82

Women's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS JO JP DP SP
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Final 2 10.5 30.60
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Round One Pool One 2 QU 9.5 31.40
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #1 3 3.0 30.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #2 2T 2.5 30.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #3 2 2.0 31.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #4 1T 1.5 31.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Final Round Judge #5 1T 1.5 31.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #1 2 2.0 32.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #2 2 2.0 30.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #3 2 2.0 31.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #4 2T 2.5 31.0
1928 Summer 16 Amsterdam Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #5 1 1.0 33.0
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Standings 2 35.56
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #1 2 8.80
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #2 2 9.24
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #3 5T 7.68
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #4 2 9.84
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