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Catalog Number 2009.030.152
Description Wood and acrylic plaque commemorating "Pokey" Watson Richardson of Portola Valley who was inducted into the San Mateo County Sports Hall of Fame on June 23, 2005. Plaque includes image of Richardson and a brief biography: "In the swimming pool, Pokey Watson Richardson was anything but pokey. As a world-class swimmer in the 1960's, she garnered two gold medals for the U.S. in the Olympic Games. As a 14-year-old in the 1964 games, she was the youngest American swimmer to achieve a top prize in the sport. During her career, she won 22 national championships and set seven individual world records. She swam relay legs on 20 more world-record teams. She set 13 individual U.S. records and 29 more in relays. She coached the swimming team at USC from 1973 to 1979 as well."
Object Name Plaque, Award
Collection 3D - Personal Symbols
Title "Pokey" Watson Richardson Sports Hall of Fame Plaque
Date June 23, 2005
Inscription Text "Made in / Mexico" (small rectangular black and brown sticker, back center top)

"503J" (inked back top center)

"Alpine / Awards / & Imprinted Sportswear, Inc. / Foster City..." (medium green and gold sticker, bottom back center, partially covered with two-sided tape)
Provenance Plaque and induction was sponsored by The Times of San Mateo.
Dimensions H-12 W-9 D-1 inches
Search Terms Sports
Portola Valley
Swimming
Olympics
Richardson, "Pokey" Watson
Watson Richardson, "Pokey"
Subjects Sports
Awards
Swimmers
Swimming
Olympic team
People Richardson, "Pokey" Watson