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Joaquín Capilla

Joaquín Capilla Pérez, born in Mexico City, was a Mexican diver. He won the bronze medal in the platform diving event at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England, the silver medal in the platform diving event again at the 1952 Olympic games in Helsinki, and the gold in the platform and the bronze in the springboard at the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne. He is the top Mexican Individual Olympic medal winner of all time. He taught his techniques in CDOM, CAAAN, and other diving clubs in Mexico. He died at the age of 81 on May 8, 2010 as a result of cardiac arrest. ... more on Wikipedia

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