May 6, 1989 |
Olympic gold medalist Gao Min of China overcame a rare error on her opening dive to finish first in the women's three-meter springboard event Friday at the FINA World Diving Cup. Gao, who was third after the first five required dives, moved into the lead on the seventh at the Indiana University Natatorium and finished 10 dives with 537.27 points. Svetlana Alexeeva of the Soviet Union was second with 491.76 points, followed by Americans Wendy Lucero and Kelly McCormick. Lucero, the leader after the five required dives, placed third at 484.38.
October 22, 1988
I am a bit concerned about the misconception that the television and news media are viewing Greg Louganis as the world's greatest diver in history. Allow me to set the world record straight. Pat McCormick is the first, and only, woman diver in history to win both 3-meter spring board and 10-meter tower gold medals in back-to-back Olympics, a feat she accomplished in the 1952 and 1956 games. In addition to the four gold medals, Pat won 27 national titles and three Pan American Games, and the list goes on. She and her daughter, Kelly McCormick, who just brought home the bronze medal from Seoul, are also the only mother and daughter in the history of the Olympics to become medal winners.
September 25, 1988 |
Kelly McCormick, who won a silver medal on the springboard at the 1984 Olympic Games, came back in these 1988 Olympic Games to try for the gold at the age of 28. But the gold went to Gao Min, a little Chinese woman with a nervous smile and a flawless style, an 18-year-old who ranks as the best in the world on the 3-meter board. And the silver went to Li Qing, Gao's 15-year-old teammate. McCormick won a close battle with Irina Lachko of the Soviet Union for the bronze.
August 20, 1990 |
Wendy Lucero regained her three-meter springboard title, and Matt Scoggin won the 10-meter platform title as the U.S. Outdoor Diving Championships concluded Sunday at Southern Methodist University. Lucero took the lead in the eighth round of dives and finished with 497.13 points. Two-time Olympic medalist Kelly McCormick finished second with 472.29, and Mary Ellen Clark took third with 468.69. Scoggin moved into the platform lead after the fourth round to finish with 643.29 points.