I'd never heard of Draves - the first Asian American to win an Olympic medal, before I caught this article in the LA Times - and if you didn't either - you definitely want to get to learn more about her.
Victoria Manalo Draves, the first woman to win two gold medals in diving in the same Olympics — in the three-meter springboard and the 10-meter platform competitions in London in 1948 — and the first Asian American to win an Olympic medal, has died. She was 85 [...]Read it in full here.
A native of San Francisco whose father was Filipino and whose mother was English, Draves was the national platform diving champion for three years running and the reigning national indoor springboard champion when she arrived at the Olympics in 1948. The petite and attractive gold medalist with the infectious smile left the Games a household name.