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Laura Wilkinson Biography

Early Years, Olympic Hopes In Question, Low Expectations, "do It For Hilary", ChronologyCONTACT INFORMATION


American diver

Laura Wilkinson's inspiring story captured many hearts at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Wilkinson, a champion diver from the University of Texas, broke her foot only months before the Olympics but fought through the pain to defeat the heavily favored Chinese divers for the gold medal. It was the first time that an American woman had won a gold medal in platform diving since 1964.

Laura Wilkinson


Address: 14606 Falling Creek, Houston, TX 77068. Email: diver@laurawilkinson.com. Online: www.laurawilkinson-usa.com.

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