Diving at the 1904 Summer Olympics – Plunge for distance

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Men's platform diving
at the Games of the III Olympiad
Venue Forest Park
Date September 5
Competitors 5 from 1 nation
1st, gold medalist(s) William Dickey  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Edgar Adams  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Leo Goodwin  United States

Plunge for distance was an underwater diving event held as part of the diving at the 1904 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was held on Monday, September 5, 1904. It was the first time diving events were held at the Olympics. Five divers, all from the United States, competed. Plunge for distance did not appear in any subsequent Olympic Games.

Plunge for distance was a diving long jump. Competitors dove into the pool from a standing position and their attained distance was measured after either 60 seconds passed or their head broke the surface, whichever came first.[1] Divers could not propel themselves through the water after the initial dive as they were required to remain motionless.[1]


Place Diver Width
1  William Paul Dickey (USA) 19.05 m
2  Edgar Adams (USA) 17.526 m
3  Leo Budd Goodwin (USA) 17.37 m
4  Newman Samuels (USA) 16.764 m
5  Charles Pyrah (USA) 13.97 m

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  1. ^ a b Wallechinsky, David (2012). The Book Of Olympic Lists. Great Britain: Aurum Press Ltd. p. 300. ISBN 9781845137731.