June 30, 1959 |
Langdale, Alabama, United States
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Weight||52 kg (115 lb)|
|Club||Ron O'Brien Diving School, Columbus|
Jennifer Chandler (born June 13, 1959) is a retired American diver who won the gold medal in the women's 3 metre springboard event at the 1976 Summer Olympics. She also won a gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games and a bronze medal at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships.
Chandler started diving when she was nine. When she was 12 she went to the junior Olympics. In 1975 she won the AAU national indoor 1-meter springboard event. In 1976 she won the national indoor 3-meter springboard championship. She retired when she was 21 due to back injuries.
Chandler was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOF) in 1985. She was also inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1987. Chandler has done work as an expert commentator for several national television networks. She became the Educational Outreach Director for ASHOF in 2003. She now works for the Lakeshore Foundation, a world-class rehabilitation and athletic training facility located in Birmingham, Alabama, as their Development and Special Events Coordinator.
In 2017 Chandler, who is a painter with work on display through the Art of the Olympians organization.