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Olympic medal record
Men's Diving
Competitor for the  United States
Gold 1920 Antwerp 10 metre platform
Silver 1920 Antwerp 3 metre springboard
Bronze 1924 Paris 3 metre springboard
Bronze 1924 Paris 10 metre platform

Clarence Elmer "Bud" Pinkston (February 1, 1900 – November 18, 1961) was an American diver. Born in Wichita, Kansas, he attended Oregon State University[1] and Stanford University.[2] Pinkston won a gold medal in 10 metre platform diving and a silver medal in 3 metre springboard diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics.[2] He won two bronze medals, in the same two events, at the 1924 Summer Olympics, which is also where he met his future wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Becker. He later married her and became her coach.[2]

Betty and Clarence were avid supporters of the swimming and diving program at the Detroit Athletic Club. Pinkston (far better known as "Pink") served as aquatics director for the D.A.C. from 1927 until 1956; Pink continued as a coach for the club until his death in 1961. Several national champions and Olympic medalists trained under Pinkston's tutelage - including wife Betty, Richard Degener, Jeanne Stunyo and Barbara Sue Gilders; all were sponsored by the Detroit Athletic Club.[3][4]

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