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David Tarsey

Full name: Peter David Tarsey
Gender: Male
Born: August 5, 1937 in Brentford, Greater London, Great Britain
Died: March 26, 2015 in Jalón, Valencia, Spain
Country: GBR Great Britain
Sport: Diving

Biography

David Tarsey made his international début for England as a teenager in the platform event at the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games in Canada. As British champion he was chosen for the Melbourne Olympics in both diving events but failed to reach either final. Tarsey’s finest moment came at the 1958 British Empire and Commonwealth Games where he won a bronze medal on the springboard. He did not qualify for the Rome Olympic and opted to pursue a career in engineering. After nearly 40 years of running his company he sold up in the late 1990s and retired to a villa in a small town near Benidorm on the east coast of Spain. At the end of March 2015 the bodies of Tarsey and his wife were found at their home. They each had been killed by a single bullet. Police believed that they had been shot dead during a robbery.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Men's Springboard Great Britain GBR 16
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Men's Platform Great Britain GBR 14

Men's Springboard

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP SP
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Final Standings 16 72.65
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying 16 72.65
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #1 23 8.82
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #2 12 10.20
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #3 15T 11.97
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #4 12 14.30
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #5 16 12.54
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #6 13T 14.82

Men's Platform

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank PTS DP SP
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Final Standings 14 68.34
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying 14 68.34
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #1 19 9.92
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #2 11 10.83
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #3 10 11.16
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #4 14 11.52
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #5 19T 10.88
1956 Summer 19 Melbourne Diving Great Britain Qualifying Dive #6 12 14.03
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