Juno Stover-Irwin

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Juno Stover-Irwin
Personal information
Born November 28, 1928
Died July 2, 2011

Juno Stover-Irwin (November 22, 1928 – July 2, 2011)[1] was a four-time Olympic diver for the United States.[2] Primarily a 10-meter platform performer, Irwin was a native of Los Angeles, California; she attended Hoover High School and Glendale Community College.[3] Juno was three and a half months pregnant when she took the Bronze medal at the Helsinki Olympic Games.

Biography[edit]

As Juno Stover, she placed fifth at the 1948 Olympics in London. Four years later in Helsinki, as Juno Stover-Irwin, she captured a bronze medal. At the 1956 Olympics, in Melbourne, Australia, Stover-Irwin was the 10-meter platform silver medalist. Irwin would later become the first diver to compete in four Olympics, when she placed fourth at the 1960 Games in Rome.[2] Stover-Irwin was also a two-time USA National AAU champion and two-time Pan-American Games silver medalist.[3]

Upon retiring from active competition, Stover-Irwin coached the women’s diving team at California State University (Berkeley Campus). She was honored with induction to the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1980.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juno Stover-Irwin's obituary
  2. ^ a b http://www.sports-reference.com/olympics/athletes/st/juno-stover-irwin-1.html
  3. ^ a b http://www.glendale.edu/halloffame/2005/stover.html
  4. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame

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