Diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Women's 10 metre platform

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Women's platform diving
at the Games of the V Olympiad
Venue Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Dates July 10–13
Competitors 14 from 3 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Greta Johansson  Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Lisa Regnell  Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Isabelle White  Great Britain
1920 →
Diving at the
1912 Summer Olympics
Diving pictogram.svg
3 m springboard   men  
10 m platform   men   women
Plain high diving   men  

The women's 10 metre platform, also known as high (plain) diving for ladies competition, was one of four diving events on the diving at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the first diving event for women at the Summer Olympic Games. The competition was held from Wednesday July 10, 1912, to Saturday July 13, 1912.

Fourteen divers from three nations competed.


The competition was actually held from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms. Divers performed a standing plain dive and a running plain dive from the 10 metre platform, a running plain dive and a backward somersault from the 5 metre platform, and three dives of the competitor's choice from the 10 metre platform. Five judges scored each diver, giving two results. Each judge gave an ordinal placing for each diver in a group, with the five scores being summed to give a total ordinal points score. The judges also gave scores more closely resembling the modern scoring system.

First round[edit]

The two divers who scored the smallest number of points in each group of the first round plus the four best-scoring non-qualified divers of all groups advanced to the final. Ordinal placings were used to rank divers within the group, but were not used to determine qualification.

Group 1

Place Diver Points Score
1  Greta Johansson (SWE) 5 36.2
2  Lisa Regnell (SWE) 13 34.1
3  Isabelle White (GBR) 14 33.9
4  Tora Larsson (SWE) 21 31.0
5  Selma Andersson (SWE) 23 30.6
6  Elsa Andersson (SWE) 25 29.7
7  Willy Thulin (SWE) 35 25.0
8  Märta Adlerz (SWE) 39 21.9

Group 2

Place Diver Points Score
1  Ella Eklund (SWE) 7 34.4
2  Elsa Regnell (SWE) 8 34.9
3  Gerda Johansson (SWE) 16 28.7
4  Dagmar Nilsson (SWE) 19 27.3
5  Ester Edström (SWE) 23 26.3
-  Hanny Kellner (AUT) - DNF


In the final, ordinal placings were the primary ranking method with dive scores being used only to break ties.

Place Diver Points Score
1st, gold medalist(s)  Greta Johansson (SWE) 5 39.9
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Lisa Regnell (SWE) 11 36.0
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Isabelle White (GBR) 17 34.0
4  Elsa Regnell (SWE) 20 33.2
5  Ella Eklund (SWE) 22 31.9
6  Elsa Andersson (SWE) 25 31.3
7  Selma Andersson (SWE) 36 28.3
8  Tora Larsson (SWE) 39 26.8