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


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.


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


Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 m springboard
 Aileen Riggin (USA)  Helen Wainwright (USA)  Thelma Payne (USA)
10 m platform
 Stefanie Clausen (DEN)  Beatrice Armstrong (GBR)  Eva Olliwier (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]

1 United States3238
2 Sweden1225
3 Denmark1001
4 Great Britain0101
Totals (4 nations)55515


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


  • "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-11-20.
  • Belgian Olympic Committee (1957). "Olympic Games Antwerp 1920 - Official Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (pdf) on 2011-05-05. Retrieved 2006-12-23.