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Marjorie Gestring

Full name: Marjorie Gestring (-Redlick)
Gender: Female
Born: November 18, 1922 in Los Angeles, California, United States
Died: April 20, 1992 in Burlingame, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

At the age of 13 years 267 days, Marjorie Gestring won the springboard title at the 1936 Berlin Games to become the youngest-ever woman Olympic champion. At the 1936 U.S. Trials, Gestring placed second behind Katherine Rawls, but in the Berlin pool she beat both Rawls and the defending champion, Dorothy Poynton-Hill, to take the gold medal. She won a total of eight AAU titles between 1936 and 1940 and in 1948, still aged only 25, she made a comeback. Placing fourth at the 1948 Final Trials, she barely missed making the Olympic team for a second time. Marjorie Gestring, who usually competed for the Los Angeles AC, later became Mrs. Richard Redlick.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 13 Berlin Diving Women's Springboard United States USA 1 Gold

Women's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP SP
1936 Summer 13 Berlin Diving United States Final Standings 1 89.27
1936 Summer 13 Berlin Diving United States Dive #1 2 12.96
1936 Summer 13 Berlin Diving United States Dive #2 2 13.94
1936 Summer 13 Berlin Diving United States Dive #3 1 15.77
1936 Summer 13 Berlin Diving United States Dive #4 1 16.20
1936 Summer 13 Berlin Diving United States Dive #5 2 14.40
1936 Summer 13 Berlin Diving United States Dive #6 1 16.00
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