Phil Boggs

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Phil Boggs
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Born (1949-12-29)December 29, 1949
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
Died July 4, 1990(1990-07-04) (aged 40)
Miami, Florida

Phillip ("Phil") George Boggs (December 29, 1949 – July 4, 1990) was a diver and Olympic gold medalist from the United States; he won the 3 m springboard event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.

Boggs was born in Akron, Ohio, and graduated from Firestone High School in 1967.[1] He graduated from Florida State University in 1971 and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for five years, leaving as a captain in 1976. He was an instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1979.[2][3]

Boggs was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Diagnosed with lymphoma, he died at age 40 in 1990 in Miami, Florida.[2]


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  1. ^ - alumni - accessed 2012-04-05
  2. ^ a b New York Times - obituary - Phil Boggs - 1990-07-06
  3. ^ - Phil Boggs - accessed 2012-04-06