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Thelma Payne

Born: Jul 18, 1896

Death: Sep 7, 1988

Nationality: United States

Thelma Payne

Date of Birth : Jul 18, 1896
Date of Death : Sep 7, 1988

Thelma R. Payne was an American diver won the bronze medal in the 3 meter springboard at the 1920 Summer Olympics. She also won the springboard at the AAU Championships in 1918–1920. After the 1920 Olympics she acted as a model for the Jantzen swimwear company. In 1926 she moved from Oregon to California, where she worked as a swimming instructor. In 1983 she was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.

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