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Dick Degener

Full name: Richard Kempster "Dick" Degener
Gender: Male
Born: March 14, 1912 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: August 24, 1995 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Bronze (2 Total)

Biography

Before turning professional in 1937, Dick Degener won a total of 12 AAU titles, including five straight wins in the indoor springboard, beginning in 1932. After graduating from the University of Michigan, where he won two NCAA championships, Degener represented the Detroit AC. Known as the “Fred Astaire of diving”; he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1971.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 3 Bronze
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP SP
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Final Standings 3 151.82
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #1 5T 11.20
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #2 2T 13.12
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #3 3 14.76
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #4 2 14.08
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #5 3 15.58
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #6 1 20.24
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #7 1 16.38
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #8 3 24.32
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #9 3 39.08
1932 Summer 20 Los Angeles Diving United States Dive #10 3 53.16
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Final Standings 1 163.57
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #1 1 15.30
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #2 1 15.13
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #3 1 17.29
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #4 2 13.28
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #5 2 13.86
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #6 1 17.85
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #7 2T 15.75
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #8 1 30.43
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #9 1 47.72
1936 Summer 24 Berlin Diving United States Dive #10 1 61.00
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