Georgia Coleman

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Georgia Coleman
Georgia Coleman 1938.jpg
Coleman in 1938
Personal information
BornJanuary 23, 1912
St. Maries, Idaho, U.S.
DiedSeptember 14, 1940 (aged 28)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
ClubLos Angeles Athletic Club

Georgia V. Coleman (January 23, 1912 – September 14, 1940) was an American diver. She competed in the 3 m springboard and 10 m platform at the 1928 and 1932 Olympics and won one gold, one bronze and two silver medals. Domestically she collected 11 AAU titles.[1]

At the 1932 Olympics, Coleman announced her engagement to the Olympic diver Mickey Riley, but the marriage was cancelled. In 1937, she contracted polio.[2] She learnt to swim again, but two years later developed pneumonia as an after effect of the polio, and died at the age of twenty-eight.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Georgia Coleman.
  2. ^ Biography Archived February 23, 2002, at the Library of Congress Web Archives.

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