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Cornelia Gilissen

Full name: Cornelia Gilissen (-Schappel, -Desmond)
Nickname(s): Corky
Gender: Female
Born: September 21, 1915 in New York, New York, United States
Died: March 21, 1994 in Key Largo, Florida, United States
Affiliations: Women's Swimming Association
Country: USA United States
Sport: Diving

Biography

Cornelia “Corky” Gilissen competed in platform diving at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, finishing fifth. She was third at the 1936 Olympic Trials. Gilissen competed for the Women’s Swimming Association. She later worked as an instructor at a swimming school and also did stunt diving with the Water Follies. Gilissen married Harold Schappel but they divorced in 1940. She later married Joseph Desmond in March 1946, but when she died, she was listed as Cornelia Schappel.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Diving Women's Platform United States USA 5

Women's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP SP
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Diving United States Final Standings 5 30.47
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Diving United States Dive #1 9 6.82
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Diving United States Dive #2 5 7.81
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Diving United States Dive #3 9T 7.44
1936 Summer 20 Berlin Diving United States Dive #4 10T 8.40
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