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Bruce Harlan

Full name: Bruce Ira Harlan
Gender: Male
Born: January 2, 1926 in Marple Newtown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: June 22, 1959 in Norwalk, Connecticut, United States
Affiliations: Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver (2 Total)

Biography

Bruce Harlan joined the Navy in 1944 and, while serving at the Naval Training Center in Jacksonville in 1947, won the first of his eight AAU titles. He later enrolled at Ohio State and won five NCAA championships. Harlan became one of the nation’s leading diving coaches and took up an appointment at the University of Michigan in 1954. He was killed after a diving exhibition in Connecticut when he fell from a diving tower while dismantling the scaffolding.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 22 London Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 1 Gold
1948 Summer 22 London Diving Men's Platform United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1948 Summer 22 London Diving United States Final Standings 1 163.64
1948 Summer 22 London Diving United States Final Round 2 111.36
1948 Summer 22 London Diving United States Preliminary Round 1 52.28

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1948 Summer 22 London Diving United States Final Standings 2 122.30
1948 Summer 22 London Diving United States Final Round 2 73.36
1948 Summer 22 London Diving United States Preliminary Round 2 48.94