Loading...

Marjorie GESTRING

United States of America
TeamUnited States of America
DivingDiving
Olympic Medals
1G
Games Participations1
First Olympic GamesBerlin 1936
Year of Birth1922

Biography

At the age of 13 years 267 days, Marjorie Gestring won the springboard title at the 1936 Berlin Games to become the youngest-ever woman Olympic champion. At the 1936 U.S. Trials, Gestring placed second behind Katherine Rawls, but in the Berlin pool she beat both Rawls and the defending champion, Dorothy Poynton-Hill, to take the gold medal. She won a total of eight AAU titles between 1936 and 1940 and in 1948, still aged only 25, she made a comeback. Placing fourth at the 1948 Final Trials, she barely missed making the Olympic team for a second time. Marjorie Gestring, who usually competed for the Los Angeles AC, later became Mrs. Richard Redlick.

Olympic Results

Athlete Olympic Results Content

You May Like