Sammy Lee (diver)
Dr. Samuel "Sammy" Lee (born August 1, 1920) is an Korean-American diver. He was the first Asian American to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States in 1948. He was also the first man to win gold medals "back-to-back" in Olympic platform diving. This means he won a second gold medal for the same event in the next Olympics, in 1952.
References[change | edit source]
- Steve Almasy: After 60 years, Olympians are fast friends again, CNN.com, 22 Aug 2008
Other websites[change | edit source]
- Sammy Lee on hickoksports.com
- Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story written by Paula Yoo, illustrated by Dom Lee, (LEE & LOW BOOKS, 2005), ISBN 978-1-58430-247-6. The inspirational true story of Sammy Lee, a Korean American who overcame discrimination to realize both his father’s desire that he become a doctor and his own dream of becoming an Olympic champion diver.
- Sammy Lee's profile at Sports Reference.com