Phil Boggs

Phillip ("Phil") George Boggs (December 29, 1949 – July 4, 1990) was a diver and Olympic gold medalist from the United States; he won the 3 m springboard event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada.

Phil Boggs
Personal information
Full namePhillip George Boggs
Born(1949-12-29)December 29, 1949
Akron, Ohio, U.S.
DiedJuly 4, 1990(1990-07-04) (aged 40)
Miami, Florida, U.S.

Boggs was born in Akron, Ohio, and graduated from Firestone High School in 1967.[1] He graduated from Florida State University in 1971 and served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force for five years, leaving as a captain in 1976. He was an instructor at the U.S. Air Force Academy and graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1979.[2][3]

Boggs was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame.

Diagnosed with lymphoma, he died at age 40 in 1990 in Miami, Florida.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ - alumni - accessed 2012-04-05
  2. ^ a b New York Times - obituary - Phil Boggs - 1990-07-06
  3. ^ Archived 2012-03-07 at the Wayback Machine - Phil Boggs - accessed 2012-04-06
  • Wallechinsky, David (2004). The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics, Toronto: Sport Classic Books. ISBN 1-894963-34-2

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