Joaquín Capilla

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Capilla and the second or maternal family name is Pérez.
Joaquín Capilla
Medal record
Men's Diving
Competitor for  Mexico
Olympic Games
Gold 1956 Melbourne Platform
Silver 1952 Helsinki Platform
Bronze 1948 London Platform
Bronze 1956 Melbourne Springboard
Pan American Games
Gold 1951 Buenos Aires Spingboard
Gold 1951 Buenos Aires Platform
Gold 1955 Mexico City Spingboard
Gold 1955 Mexico City Platform

Joaquín Capilla Pérez (December 23, 1928 – May 8, 2010), born in Mexico City, was a Mexican diver. He won the bronze medal in the platform diving event at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England, the silver medal in the platform diving event again at the 1952 Olympic games in Helsinki, and the gold in the platform and the bronze in the springboard at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne.[1]

He is the top Mexican Individual Olympic medal winner of all time.

He taught his techniques in CDOM, CAAAN, and other diving clubs in Mexico.[citation needed]

He died at the age of 81 on May 8, 2010 as a result of cardiac arrest.[2]


  1. ^ "Joaquim Capilla Olympic medals and stats". Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  2. ^ "Fallece Joaquín Capilla". Retrieved 2010-05-09. 

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