Sammy Lee (diver)

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Lee in 1951

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.[1] 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.

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  1. Steve Almasy: After 60 years, Olympians are fast friends again, CNN.com, 22 Aug 2008

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