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Carlos Girón
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Carlos Girón at Olympic Games 1980
Personal information
Born 3 November 1954 (1954-11-03)
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Died 13 January 2020(2020-01-13) (aged 65)
Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico
Medal record
Men's diving
Representing Flag of Mexico.svg Mexico
Olympic Games
Silver 1980 Moscow 3m Springboard
Pan American Games
Gold 1975 Mexico City 10m Platform
Silver 1979 San Juan 10m Platform
Bronze 1975 Mexico City 3m Springboard
Bronze 1979 San Juan 3m Springboard

Carlos Armando Girón Gutiérrez (3 November 1954 — 13 January 2020) was a Mexican diver. He competed in four consecutive Summer Olympics, winning one medal.

At the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, he finished ninth in the 3 metre springboard event and eighth in the 10 metre platform event. In 1976 he repeated the position in the platform diving while advancing to a seventh place in the springboard.

At the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, USSR he finally won a silver medal in 3 metre springboard, and came close to another medal with a fourth place in the 10 metre platform. His final Olympic performance came in 1984 where he placed twelfth.

On 13 January 2020, Girón died from pneumonia at age 65.

See also

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