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Rick Gilbert

Full name: Richard Walter "Rick" Gilbert
Gender: Male
Height: 5-6.5 (169 cm)
Weight: 146 lbs (66 kg)
Born: September 23, 1943 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Affiliations: Bloomington Swim Club, Bloomington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Biography

Rick Gilbert dove at Indiana University, coached by the legendary Hobie Billingsley. He would later become the first of Billingsley’s pupils to become a well-known diving coach. Gilbert was a four-year All-American and won four AAU titles – 1966 outdoors on both springboard and platform, and 1962-63 on springboard. Gilbert won gold on the 1-metre and 3-metre springboards at the 1965 World University Games. He also won a bronze medal on springboard at the 1963 Pan American Games. A sprained ankle hampered him at the 1968 Olympics when he finished 17th on platform.

Gilbert earned bachelor’s (’65) and masters’ (’67) degrees at Indiana. In 1968 he became diving coach at Cornell and spent 39 years in that position. He was a three-time Eastern Diving Coach of the Year. In the early 1970s he started the Rick Gilbert Diving Camp. Gilbert was inducted into the Indiana University Hall of Fame in 1997. After retiring from Cornell, he and his wife settled near Houston, Texas.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Diving Men's Platform United States USA 17

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP SP
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Diving United States Final Standings 17 86.70
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Diving United States Qualifying 17 86.70
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 34 8.25
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 9T 12.54
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 9T 13.30
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 31 10.05
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 1 17.16
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 14 11.88
1968 Summer 25 Ciudad de México Diving United States Qualifying Dive #7 26 13.52
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