Diving at the 1956 Summer Olympics

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At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, four diving events were contested.

Diving at the
1956 Summer Olympics
Diving pictogram.svg
3 m springboard   men   women
10 m platform   men   women

Medal summary[edit]

The events are labelled as 3 metre springboard and 10 metre platform by the International Olympic Committee,[1] and appeared on the 1956 Official Report as springboard diving and high diving, respectively.[2]


Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 metre springboard  Bob Clotworthy
United States (USA)
 Donald Harper
United States (USA)
 Joaquín Capilla
Mexico (MEX)
10 metre platform  Joaquín Capilla
Mexico (MEX)
 Gary Tobian
United States (USA)
 Richard Connor
United States (USA)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 metre springboard  Pat McCormick
United States (USA)
 Jeanne Stunyo
United States (USA)
 Irene MacDonald
Canada (CAN)
10 metre platform  Pat McCormick
United States (USA)
 Juno Stover-Irwin
United States (USA)
 Paula Jean Myers-Pope
United States (USA)

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 3 4 2 9
2  Mexico (MEX) 1 0 1 2
3  Canada (CAN) 0 0 1 1

See also[edit]


  1. ^ IOC medals database
  2. ^ The Organising Committee of the XVI Olympiad Melbourne 1956, pp. 591, 594.