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Elbert Root

Full name: Elbert Alonzo Root
Gender: Male
Born: July 20, 1915 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Died: July 15, 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Affiliations: Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

After winning the 1936 U.S. Olympic platform trials, Elbert Root took the silver medal at the Berlin Games, finishing second to Marshall Wayne, who had only placed third at the tryouts. Root, who competed for the Detroit AC, won the AAU highboard in 1937 and 1938. He turned professional and toured with Billy Rose's Aquacades before seeing service with the Marine Corps in World War II.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving Men's Platform United States USA 2 Silver

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP SP
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Final Standings 2 110.60
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #1 5 7.92
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #2 3T 8.88
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #3 8 12.60
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #4 2T 14.63
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #5 6T 15.84
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #6 2 17.38
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #7 4 17.02
1936 Summer 21 Berlin Diving United States Dive #8 4 16.80
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