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Barbara Gilders

Full name: Barbara Sue Gilders (-Dudeck)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-2.5 (159 cm)
Weight: 110 lbs (50 kg)
Born: July 23, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan, United States
Affiliations: Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Biography

Barbara Gilders competed for the Detroit Athletic Club, where she was coached by four-time Olympic medalist [Bud Pinkston]. Gilder won AAU indoor titles on the 1-metre board in 1958 and the 3-metre springboard in 1959. She was runner-up at the 1956 US Olympic Trials on springboard and just missed a medal, placing fourth, in Melbourne. Before the 1959 Pan American Games, Gilders had married and, as Barbara Dudeck, won a bronze medal on springboard. She retired from competition after the Pan Am Games.

Gilders’ family was full of athletic accomplishment. Her younger sister Fletcher Gilders was a two-time NCAA diving champion at Ohio State, while her brother “Fletch” became a diving coach at Ohio University and Kenyon College. Her husband, John Dudeck, swam collegiately at Michigan State University, was a Big 10 record holder, and was a nine-time All-American for the Spartans. Their daughter, Diane Dudeck later became an accomplished diver, winning the 1984 NCAA title on 1-metre springboard for the University of Michigan.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Women's Springboard United States USA 4

Women's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS FP DP SP
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Final Standings 4 120.76
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Final 4 120.76 49.29
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying 3 QU 71.47
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Final Round Dive #1 4 13.23
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Final Round Dive #2 6 11.00
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Final Round Dive #3 6 13.40
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Final Round Dive #4 5 11.66
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying Dive #1 7 10.22
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying Dive #2 3T 11.73
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying Dive #3 3 12.92
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying Dive #4 5 9.36
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying Dive #5 4 13.80
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving United States Qualifying Dive #6 5 13.44
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