1940 Synchronized Diving Marjorie Gestring Ruth Jump Palm Springs Original TYPE 1 Photo PSA/DNA LOA

Marjorie Gestring (D. 1992) was a competitive springboard diver from the United States. At the age of 13 years and 268 days, she won the gold medal in 3-meter springboard diving at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, making her at the time the youngest person ever to win an Olympic gold medal. A multi-time national diving champion in the United States, she was given a second Olympic gold medal by the United States Olympic Committee after the 1940 Summer Olympics were called off due to the advent of World War II. Gestring attempted to return to the Olympics at the 1948 Games, but failed to qualify for the US team. She has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame and the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame

Ruth Jump was an accomplished diver in her own right, but not of the stature of Gestring.

Offered is this original 7” x 9” TYPE 1 Acme News photo from 1940 of Ruth Jump and Margaret Gestring of the Pasadena Athletic Club executing a difficult double dive  for the 12th Annual Swimming Meet for the Winter Season at Palm Springs, California.  Crystal Clear shot!

Full LOA from PSA/DNA Type 1



Item: 12670

Price: $125.00
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1940 Synchronized Diving Marjorie Gestring Ruth Jump Palm Springs Original TYPE 1 Photo PSA/DNA LOA