Diving at the 1928 Summer Olympics

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At the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam, four diving events were contested. The men's plain high diving event was dropped from the Olympic program. The competitions were held from Monday, August 6, 1928 to Saturday, August 11, 1928.


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 1928 Official Report as fancy diving and high diving, respectively.[2] The platform events included dives from both 10 metre and 5 metre platforms, while the springboard events included dives from 3 metre and 1 metre springboards.


Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 m springboard
 Pete Desjardins (USA)  Michael Galitzen (USA)  Farid Simaika (EGY)
10 m platform
 Pete Desjardins (USA)  Farid Simaika (EGY)  Michael Galitzen (USA)


Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 m springboard
 Helen Meany (USA)  Dorothy Poynton (USA)  Georgia Coleman (USA)
10 m platform
 Elizabeth Becker-Pinkston (USA)  Georgia Coleman (USA)  Laura Sjöqvist (SWE)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 61 divers (38 men and 23 women) from 17 nations (men from 16 nations - women from 9 nations) competed at the Amsterdam Games:

Medal table[edit]

1 United States4329
2 Egypt0112
3 Sweden0011
Totals (3 nations)44412


  1. ^ "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2006-11-20.
  2. ^ Netherlands Olympic Committee (1928). "The Ninth Olympiad Amsterdam 1928 - Official Report, p. 747" (PDF). Amsterdam J. H. de Bussy, Ltd. Archived from the original (pdf) on 2008-04-08. Retrieved 2006-12-29.

Coordinates: 52°20′51″N 4°51′22″E / 52.3475°N 4.8561°E / 52.3475; 4.8561