Antonio Mariscal

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Antonio G. Mariscal Abascal (July 2, 1915[1] – October 29, 2010)[2] was a lawyer and Olympic-level diver from Mexico, who is considered by the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) as a pioneer of Mexican sport.[1]

He and his brothers Alonso and Federico made Olympic history at the 1932 Olympics by become the first and only 3 brothers to compete in the same diving event. At the 1932 Olympics, he finished 12th in the 3m Springboard.

At the 1935 Central American and Caribbean Games, he won the 5m Platform event and was second in 3m Springboard.

He served as president of the Mexican Swimming Federation from 1960–66, and is among the founders of bodies that oversee aquatic sports in the Americas (ASUA) and Central America/Caribbean (CCCAN).[3]

In 1988 he received a Silver Olympic Order award from the International Olympic Committee. In 2008, he was bestowed a permanent COM membership.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (in Spanish) EL COM Lamenta el Fallecimiento de Don Antonio Mariscal Archived July 21, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (trans: COM laments the death of Don Antonio Mariscal); published by the Mexican Olympic Committee on 2010-11-01, retrieved 2010-11-02.
  2. ^ (in Spanish) Fallece el ex clavadista Antonio Mariscal (trans: Former diver Antonio Mariscal dies); published by El Universal on 2010-10-29; retrieved 2010-11-02.
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Adiós al Lic. Antonio Mariscal Abascal Archived July 22, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (trans: Goodbye to Lawyer Antonio Mariscal Abascal). Published by the Mexican Swimming Federation, Federación Mexicana de Natación, on 2010-10-29; retrieved 2010-11-02.
  4. ^ (in Spanish) Antonio Mariscal, pionero de los clavados (trans: Antonio Mariscal, pioneer of diving); published by the Organización Editorial Mexicana (OEM) on 2008-01-30; retrieved 2010-11-02.