sammy lee gets a star

Dr. Sammy Lee is something of a legend. He was the first Asian American athlete to win an Olympic gold medal for the United States, and the first man to win back-to-back gold medals in Olympic platform diving.

Lee won a gold medal in diving at the 1948 London Olympic Games and again in 1952 at Helsinki. He also coached the American diving team, and in 1976 he coached Olympian Greg Louganis to a silver medal. Basically, he's awesome.

Now 88 years old, Dr. Lee recently became the eleventh recipient of a star on the Anaheim/OC Walk of Stars: Famed diver Sammy Lee gets a star and, he jokes, a headstone. Not quite the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but still an honor greatly deserved.

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