Ingeborg Sjoqvist, Swedish diver, Died at 103

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Ingeborg Maria Ingers was born on April 19, 1912, and died on November 22, 2015.

She was a Swedish diver who won two silver medals in the 10 meter platform event at the European championships, in 1931 and 1934.

Ingeborg competed in the platform at the 1932 and 1936 Summer Olympics and finished in fourth and ninth place, respectively.

Her elder sister Lala Sjöqvist won a bronze medal in the platform at the 1928 Olympics.

Later in life Ingeborg recalled that her home town’s diving board was 3 m shorter than regulation, and thus she had to stand on a built-up scaffold to train for her 10 m event.

Ingeborg turned 100 on April 2012 and was the world’s oldest living Olympian from the death of Guo Jie until her own one week later.

She married Lennart Ingers in 1939, who also became a centenarian in April 2015, after 75 years of marriage.

Ingeborg Maria Ingers passed away at age 103 in November 2015.

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