Pete Desjardins

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Olympic medal record
Men's diving
Competitor for the  United States
Gold medal – first place 1928 Amsterdam 3 m springboard
Gold medal – first place 1928 Amsterdam 10 m platform
Silver medal – second place 1924 Paris 3 m springboard

Ulise Joseph "Pete" Desjardins (April 10, 1907 – May 6, 1985) was an American diver who competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics and in the 1928 Summer Olympics.

Born in Saint Pierre, Manitoba, Canada, Desjardins grew up in Florida.[1] In 1924 he won the silver medal in the 3 m springboard competition. He also competed in the plain high diving event and finished sixth. Four years later he won the gold medal in the 3 m springboard competition as well as in the 10 metre platform event.

Desjardins attended Stanford University and is a member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame though he never won a collegiate championship. He performed swimming exhibitions with Johnny Weismuller and in Billy Rose's Aquacade.[2]


  1. ^ "Pete Desjardins". Retrieved 2007-11-24. 
  2. ^ Migdol, Gary (1997). Stanford: Home of Champions. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 77. ISBN 1-57167-116-1. Retrieved 2007-11-24. 

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