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Willie Farrell

Full name: William Cesar "Willie" Farrell
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (170 cm)
Weight: 152 lbs (69 kg)
Born: October 6, 1934 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Affiliations: LAAC, Los Angeles (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Biography

Willie Farrell was born and grew up in Los Angeles and, after training as a gymnast, started diving at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in 1949. In high school he won the Los Angeles City diving championship in 1953. Farrell competed at the 1952 Olympic Trials, placing fifth on the platform, and was fourth at the 1953 AAU Meet. He then went into the service where he worked as a medic. He was discharged in June 1956, just in time for the Olympic Trials where he finished third on the platform to make the Olympic team. Farrell was coached by Glenn McCormick, the renowned coach who was the husband of diving superstar Pat McCormick.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving Men's Platform United States USA 6

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP DP SP
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Final Standings 6 139.12
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Final 6 139.12 64.05
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying 6 QU 75.07
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Final Round Dive #1 8 14.72
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Final Round Dive #2 10 13.50
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Final Round Dive #3 1 19.71
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Final Round Dive #4 8 16.12
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 13T 10.20
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 14 10.20
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 5 12.42
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 8 13.11
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 5 13.50
1956 Summer 22 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 7 15.64
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