Álvaro Gaxiola

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Álvaro Gaxiola
Álvaro Gaxiola, Klaus Dibiasi, Win Young 1968.jpg
Álvaro Gaxiola (left) at the 1968 Olympics
Personal information
Born 26 January 1937
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Died 18 August 2003 (aged 66)
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Alma mater University of Michigan
Sport Diving
Club Michigan Wolverines, Ann Arbor

Juan Álvaro José Gaxiola Robles (26 January 1937 – 18 August 2003) was a Mexican diver. He competed at the 1960, 1964 and 1968 Olympics in the 3 m springboard and 10 m platform and won a silver medal in the platform in 1968, in Mexico City. He also finished fourth in the springboard in 1960.[1]

Gaxiola lived for many years in the United States and returned to Mexico only in the 1990s. He competed in diving for Ann Arbor High School and then for the University of Michigan, where he studied civil engineering.[2]

Gaxiola died of cancer in his native Guadalajara, aged 66. He was survived by wife Sylvia Wydell and two children, Michelle and Annikka.[2]


  1. ^ Álvaro Gaxiola. sports-reference.com
  2. ^ a b Fallece el clavadista Álvaro Gaxiola. elsiglodetorreon.com.mx. 18 August 2003