Name: Micki King
Sport: Diving
Event(s): Three-meter, 10-meter
DOB: 7/26/1944
Birthplace: Pontiac, Mich.
Hometown: Pontiac, Mich.
High School: Pontiac Central High School (Pontiac, Mich.)
College: University of Michigan
Olympic Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (1968, 1972); Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Mexico City 1968, 4th (three-meter)
  • Munich 1972, gold (three-meter), 5th (10-meter)
Personal: Attended the University of Michigan, where she was coached by five-time U.S. Olympic coach Dick Kimball...Won international diving titles in 15 countries throughout her competitive career...Broke her arm during a dive at the Olympic Games Mexico City 1968, but finished the competition despite the injury...Won the gold medal in three-meter at the Olympic Games Munich 1972...Began coaching following her athletic career, first at the U.S. Air Force Academy from 1973-77...Was the first woman in NCAA history to coach a male diver to a national championship, and became the first female to teach physical education at a military academy...Named NCAA Division II Coach of the Year three times and coached 11 All-Americans...Served in the Air Force for 26 years and retired as a colonel in 1992...Served on the board of directors for the United States Olympic Committee and the Women’s Sports Foundation...Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame.