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Ken Sitzberger

Full name: Kenneth Robert "Ken" Sitzberger
Gender: Male
Height: 5-9.5 (177 cm)
Weight: 154 lbs (70 kg)
Born: February 13, 1945 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Died: January 2, 1984 in Coronado, California, United States
Affiliations: Indiana Hoosiers, Bloomington (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Related Olympians: Husband of Jeanne Collier.

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Biography

After winning the bronze medal at the 1963 Pan American Games, Ken Sitzberger took the Olympic springboard title in 1964 to give the U.S. their 10th successive victory in this event. Sitzberger came through to take the gold medal after his teammate, Frank Gorman, dropped his ninth dive. After his Olympic victory Ken Sitzberger enrolled at Indiana University where he won five NCAA titles and was three times the AAU indoor champion. He married Jeanne Collier, who won the silver medal in the women's springboard event at the 1964 Olympics.

Sitzberger died under unusual circumstances, officially dying from a head injury sustained during an altercation at a party. It was later revealed that he was about to be a federal witness in a cocaine-trafficking investigation, but the official determination was that the death was accidental and unrelated to that investigation.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving Men's Springboard United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP CP DP SP
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Final Standings 1 159.90
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Final 1 159.90 61.24
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying 3 QU 98.66 59.86
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Final Round Dive #1 2 19.17
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Final Round Dive #2 1 21.28
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Final Round Dive #3 2 20.79
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 3T 11.68
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 6T 12.07
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 9T 12.92
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 4 10.65
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 7T 12.54
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 2 19.76
1964 Summer 19 Tokyo Diving United States Qualifying Dive #7 4 19.04
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