The present Doodle celebrates Filipino American jumper and mentor Victoria “Vicki” Draves, the main Asian American lady to win an Olympic award. On this day in 1948, Draves won the gold decoration in the ladies’ 3-meter springboard occasion at the London Summer Olympics.
Victoria Draves was conceived Victoria Taylor Manalo in the South of Market locale 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 youngster, an individual from a neighborhood swimming club inquired as to whether she needed to figure out how to plunge, and she energetically acknowledged, springboarding her into the game she proceeded to advocate.
After a large number of plunges 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 dedicated jump in turn and left a mark on the world as the main lady to bring home the gold in both the stage and springboard occasions.
Thank you, Vicki Draves, for rousing individuals wherever to reach skyward and dive in!