August 22, 1988 |
Patrick Jeffrey did not regret that he had only one dive to give for his country. It was enough. It was as good as gold. Or as good as silver, at least, because it saved him second place behind Greg Louganis in the men's 10-meter platform competition at Sunday's U.S. Olympic diving trials, booking his passage to Seoul. And so, the Olympic trials of Bruce Kimball are over at last, and nothing remains but his own trial. He is not going to South Korea to fight for any medals.
June 24, 1996 |
David Pichler always thought his toughest test would be trying to qualify for the Olympics. He never imagined his life leading to the trials at Indianapolis would be rife with what he called harassment, intimidation, assault and "sheer hell," and that the diving would be the easy part.
February 15, 1987 |
Mark Bradshaw upset Greg Louganis to win the three-meter springboard in the U.S. Diving American Cup II Saturday. Louganis, who was third, had not lost a three-meter event since 1981. Bradshaw, of Columbus, Ohio, won with a score of 659.95. Patrick Jeffrey, also of Columbus, scored 657.25 and Louganis had 647.15. Michele Mitchell of Mission Bay, Fla., won the women's 10-meter platform event with a score of 389.25. She was followed by Alison Maisch of LSU at 358.
April 24, 1989
Matt Scoggin and Wendy Wyland won the 10-meter platform titles at the U.S. Diving Championships at Boca Raton, Fla. Scoggin, from Great Falls, Va., won with 616.77 points. Patrick Jeffrey of Madison, N.J., was second with 582.18. Wyland, of Boca Raton, Fla., held off defending champion Wendy Lian Williams of Bridgeton, Mo., to earn her first national title in five years. Wyland had 428.01 points to 423.63 for Williams.
August 27, 1993 |
Diver Fu Mingxia, 14, whose flawless acrobatics off the platform captivated the sports world during the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, will compete today in Pasadena in the Alamo Challenge. Fu, the 1992 Olympic gold medalist on platform, headlines the Chinese contingent. Competitors from the United States, Russia and Germany, who joined the Chinese divers to win all 12 medals at the '92 Olympic Games, complete the field at the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center.