Sammy Lee was a two-time Korean American Olympic gold medal winning diver, physician, and USC alum. This small collection
consists of awards, certificates, audiovisual materials, scrapbooks, copies of a biography, and other various ephemera documenting
Lee's life and career.
Born on August 1, 1920, Sammy Lee was a Korean American gold medal Olympian and physician. Lee won gold for platform diving
at the 1948 Olympics in London and at the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki. He was the first Asian American to win an Olympic Gold
Medal for the United States, as well as the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic platform diving.
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