Diving at the 1920 Summer Olympics

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At the 1920 Summer Olympics in Antwerp, five diving events were contested. The women's 3 metre springboard competition was added to the Olympic programme. The competitions were held from Monday, August 22, 1920 to Monday, August 29, 1920

Diving

Medal summary[edit]

The events are labelled as 3 metre springboard, 10 metre platform and plain high diving by the International Olympic Committee,[1] and appeared on the 1920 Official Report (dated from 1957) as plongeons variés, plongeons de haut vol variés or plongeons ordinaires, and plongeons du tremplin, respectively.[2] The men's high diving and 10 metre platform events included dives from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms, while the women's 10 metre platform were performed from 8 metre and 4 metre platforms; the springboard events included dives from 3 metre and 1 metre springboards.

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 metre springboard
details
 Louis Kuehn
United States (USA)
 Clarence Pinkston
United States (USA)
 Louis Balbach
United States (USA)
10 metre platform
details
 Clarence Pinkston
United States (USA)
 Erik Adlerz
Sweden (SWE)
 Harry Prieste
United States (USA)
Plain high diving
details
 Arvid Wallman
Sweden (SWE)
 Nils Skoglund
Sweden (SWE)
 John Jansson
Sweden (SWE)

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 metre springboard
details
 Aileen Riggin
United States (USA)
 Helen Wainwright
United States (USA)
 Thelma Payne
United States (USA)
10 metre platform
details
 Stefanie Clausen
Denmark (DEN)
 Beatrice Armstrong
Great Britain (GBR)
 Eva Olliwier
Sweden (SWE)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 53 divers (35 men and 18 women) from 14 nations (men from 13 nations - women from 6 nations) competed at the Antwerp Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 3 2 3 8
2 Sweden 1 2 2 5
3 Denmark 1 0 0 1
4 Great Britain 0 1 0 1
Total 5 5 5 15

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ IOC medals database
  2. ^ Belgian Olympic Committee, pp. 128-9, 133.

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