Olympian Carlos Girón passes away

13/01/2020
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Olympian Carlos Girón passes away
Carlos Girón was one of the best Olympic divers in Mexican history - Photo: Guillermo Bucio/EL UNIVERSAL

Olympian Carlos Girón passes away

13/01/2020
14:51
Newsroom/EL UNIVERSAL in English
Mexico City
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Today, Mexico lost one of its most talented sportsmen, Carlos Girón, who passed away at 65

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Today, Mexico lost one of its most talented sportsmen, Carlos Girón, who passed away at 65 after battling pneumonia.

Girón was a diver. He won a silver medal in the 1980 Olympic Games, participated in several Olympic Games and other international championships.

Carlos Girón was once considered the best diver in the world,

 

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He participated in his first international competition at 11-years-old. When he was 17, he participated in the 1972 Olympic Games held in Munich and in the Olympic Games held in Montreal in 1976.

In 1980, in the Moscow Olympic Games, the Mexican diver won a silver medal. However, this win has shrouded by claims that Girón should have won the gold medal since Aleksander Portnov, the Soviet diver, was allowed to repeat his dive.

 

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Then, in the 1975 FINA Swimming World Cup, he proves his talents once again by winning the gold medal.

Mexican diver Alejandra Estrella wins gold

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