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Bud Pinkston

Full name: Clarence Elmer "Bud" Pinkston
Gender: Male
Born: February 2, 1900 in Wichita, Kansas, United States
Died: November 18, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Olympic Club, San Francisco (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Related Olympians: Husband of Betty Becker-Pinkston.

Medals: 1 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze (4 Total)

Biography

Bud Pinkston’s record of winning four Olympic diving medals was an American best, until equalled by Mickey Riley (Galitzen) and later bettered by Greg Louganis. Pinkston won the AAU outdoor for five straight years from 1920 and won two AAU springboard titlesone indoors and one outdoors. Pinkston was from the great school of divers who were coached by Ernst Brandsten at Stanford; at the 1924 Olympics, Stanford divers made a sweep of the medals in both the springboard and the platform. Pinkston married Betty Becker, the 1924 Olympic platform champion, and coached her to her second gold medal in 1928. After retiring from competition he became a coach and athletic director for the Detroit AC.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 2 Silver
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Diving Men's Platform United States USA 1 Gold
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 3 Bronze
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving Men's Platform United States USA 3 Bronze
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving Men's Plain High United States USA 9

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS JO JP
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Diving United States Final 2 11 655.30
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Diving United States Round One Pool Two 2 QU 8 622.70
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final 3 15.0 653.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One 1 QU 5.0 672.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #1 3 3.0 131.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #2 3 3.0 126.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #3 3 3.0 123.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #4 3 3.0 143.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #5 3 3.0 130.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #1 1 1.0 140.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #2 1 1.0 128.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #3 1 1.0 131.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #4 1 1.0 141.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #5 1 1.0 132.0

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS JO JP
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Diving United States Final 1 7 503.30
1920 Summer 20 Antwerpen Diving United States Round One Pool One 2 QU 10 443.00
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final 3 16.5 473.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One 1 QU 6.0 507.5
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #1 4 4.0 101.5
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #2 2T 2.5 98.5
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #3 6 6.0 87.6
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #4 2 2.0 86.8
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #5 2 2.0 98.6
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #1 1 1.0 108.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #2 1 1.0 98.3
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #3 2 2.0 95.5
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #4 1 1.0 97.5
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool One Judge #5 1 1.0 108.2

Men's Plain High

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank O PTS JO JP
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final 9 41.0 125.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool Two 2 QU 10.0 157.0
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #1 8T 8.5 28
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #2 8 8.0 26
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #3 9 9.0 21
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #4 7T 7.5 25
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Final Round Judge #5 8 8.0 25
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool Two Judge #1 1 1.0 34
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool Two Judge #2 3 3.0 32
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool Two Judge #3 1T 1.5 31
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool Two Judge #4 2 2.0 30
1924 Summer 24 Paris Diving United States Round One Pool Two Judge #5 2T 2.5 30