Carlos Armando Girón Gutiérrez (3 November 1954 — 13 January 2020) was a Mexican diver. He competed in four consecutive Summer Olympics, winning one medal.

Carlos Girón
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Carlos Girón at Olympic Games 1980
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Born3 November 1954 (1954-11-03)
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Died13 January 2020(2020-01-13) (aged 65)
Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico

At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, he finished ninth in the 3 metre springboard event and eighth in the 10 metre platform event. In 1976 he repeated the position in the platform diving while advancing to a seventh place in the springboard.

At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR he finally won a silver medal in 3 metre springboard, and came close to another medal with a fourth place in the 10 metre platform. His final Olympic performance came in 1984 where he placed twelfth.

On 13 January 2020, Girón died from pneumonia at age 65.[1]

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  1. ^ Saldago, Carlos Daniel (13 January 2020). "Olympian Carlos Girón passes away". El Universal. Retrieved 13 January 2020.

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