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Sammy Lee

Full name: Samuel "Sammy" Lee
Gender: Male
Born: August 1, 1920 in Fresno, California, United States
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 2 Gold, 1 Bronze (3 Total)

Biography

After attending Occidental College, Sammy Lee entered medical school at Southern Cal. Lee, who was of Korean parentage, won his first AAU title in 1942 and then retired to concentrate on his medical career, but he made a comeback in 1946 when he was again AAU highboard champion. At the 1951 Pan American Games he won silver (platform) and bronze (springboard). Dr. Lee was the first man to retain an Olympic platform title and when he finally retired from competition, he established a reputation as an outstanding coach, counting among his pupils the next man to win back-to-back golds in the platform, Bob Webster. Lee was in charge of the U.S. diving team at the 1960 Olympics and still judges diving competitions. In his medical career he specialized in diseases of the ear.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1948 Summer 27 London Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 3 Bronze
1948 Summer 27 London Diving Men's Platform United States USA 1 Gold
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving Men's Platform United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS
1948 Summer 27 London Diving United States Final Standings 3 145.52
1948 Summer 27 London Diving United States Final Round 3 98.53
1948 Summer 27 London Diving United States Preliminary Round 2 46.99

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP DP SP
1948 Summer 27 London Diving United States Final Standings 1 130.05
1948 Summer 27 London Diving United States Final Round 1 78.54
1948 Summer 27 London Diving United States Preliminary Round 1 51.51
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Final Standings 1 156.28
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Final 1 156.28 69.90
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying 1 QU 86.38
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Final Round Dive #1 3 16.38
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Final Round Dive #2 1 18.40
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Final Round Dive #3 6 15.12
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Final Round Dive #4 1 20.00
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 1 14.63
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 3 13.60
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 1 14.25
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 2 13.43
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 1 18.17
1952 Summer 31 Helsinki Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 18 12.30
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