The present Doodle observes Filipino American jumper and mentor Victoria “Vicki” Draves, the principal Asian American lady to win an Olympic award. On this day in 1948, Draves won the gold award in the ladies’ 3-meter springboard occasion at the London Summer Olympics.
Victoria Draves was conceived Victoria Taylor Manalo in the South of Market region of San Francisco on December 31st, 1924. Growing up, she and her family regularly jumped on the streetcar to the colossal Fleishhacker Pool to swim and watch the jumpers. At the point when she was a young person, an individual from a neighborhood swimming club inquired as to whether she needed to figure out how to plunge, and she enthusiastically acknowledged, springboarding her into the game she proceeded to support.
After a huge number of jumps to consummate her structure and three back to back U.S. National Diving Championship stage titles, Draves earned a spot at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London. She commanded the games each dependable jump in turn and impacted the world forever as the main lady to bring home the gold in both the stage and springboard occasions.
Much obliged to you, Vicki Draves, for moving individuals wherever to reach skyward and dive in!