An athlete of extraordinary prowess, Filipino-American Victoria Manalo Draves carried only one flag at the 1948 Olympics, but she brought pride to two nations.
While undeniably skillful. Draves did not start early in sports. She only began diving at age 16 while in high school. According to the New York Times, her interest in the sport grew and she eventually tried to train at San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel Swimming and Diving Club. She was unfortunately rejected, allegedly, because of her Filipino name.