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Patricia McCormick - Chronology

Famous Sports StarsDivingPatricia McCormick Biography - Raised Around Water, Determined To Succeed, The Double-double, Sharing The Olympic Spirit


1930 Born May 12 in Seal Beach, California
1948 Misses qualifying for the Olympics by less than a point
1949 Marries Glenn McCormick
1950 Wins the first of 27 national diving titles
1956 Gives birth to son Timmy
1956 Becomes the first and only woman diver to win four gold medals in two consecutive Olympic Games
1960 Gives birth to daughter Kelly
1974 Ends marriage to Glenn McCormick
1984 One of nine athletes selected to carry the Olympic flag in the Opening Ceremonies of the 1984 Games
1984 Begins motivational speaking

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