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Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Men's Diving
Olympic Games
Gold Helsinki 1952 Springboard

David "Skippy" Browning (June 5, 1931 – March 14, 1956) was a diver from the United States and Olympic champion. He represented the US at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, where he received a gold medal in Springboard Diving.[1]

Browning was a jet pilot in the United States Navy. After his Olympic victory in Helsinki he shinnied up a flag pole to steal an Olympic flag and was arrested. On March 14, 1956 he was killed in a plane crash in Kansas.[2] At the time, he was scheduled to be reassigned to Los Angeles to begin training for the 1956 Summer Olympics.[3]

Awards

He was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1975.[3]

References

  1. ^ "1952 Summer Olympics – Helsinki, Finland – Diving" databaseOlympics.com (Retrieved on June 13, 2008)
  2. ^ Wallechinsky, David (2004). The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics, Toronto: Sport Classic Books. ISBN 1-894963-34-2
  3. ^ a b "David "Skippy" Browning (USA) – 1975 Honor Diver" (Retrieved on August 12, 2008)
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