Jennifer Chandler

Jennifer Chandler (born 13 June 1959) is a retired American diver who won the gold medal in the women's 3-metre springboard event at the 1976 Summer Olympics.[1] She also won a gold medal at the 1975 Pan American Games and a bronze medal at the 1978 World Aquatics Championships. She is also a seven-time national diving champion.[2]

Jennifer Chandler
Personal information
Born (1959-06-30) 30 June 1959 (age 61)
Langdale, Alabama, United States
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight52 kg (115 lb)
ClubRon O'Brien Diving School, Columbus

Chandler started diving when she was nine. When she was 12 she went to the junior Olympics. In 1975 she won the AAU national indoor 1-meter springboard event. In 1976 she won the national indoor 3-meter springboard championship. She retired when she was 21 due to back injuries.[1]

Chandler was inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame (ASHOF) in 1985.[3] She was also inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1987.[4] Chandler has done work as an expert commentator for several national television networks. She became the Educational Outreach Director for ASHOF in 2003.[5] She now works for the Lakeshore Foundation, a world-class rehabilitation and athletic training facility located in Birmingham, Alabama, as their Development and Special Events Coordinator.[6]

She earned a BFA in drawing and painting from The University of Arizona. She is married to John W. Stevenson, the publisher and editor of The Randolph Leader in Roanoke, Alabama.[2] Chandler is also a painter with work on display through the Art of the Olympians organization.

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  1. ^ a b Jennifer Chandler Archived 1 January 2014 at the Wayback Machine. sports-reference
  2. ^ a b Trucks, Richard (5 August 2016). "How a Career Ends: Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Chandler". Excelle Sports. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  3. ^ Alabama Sports Hall of Fame: Jennifer Chandler
  4. ^ International Swimming Hall of Fame: Jennifer Chandler (USA), 1987 Honor Diver
  5. ^ Encyclopedia of Alabama: Jennifer Chandler
  6. ^ "Lakeshore Foundation". Archived from the original on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2016.

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