Diving at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's 3 metre springboard

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Women's 3 metre springboard
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
«1924 1932»
Diving at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Diving pictogram.svg
3 m springboard   men   women
10 m platform   men   women

The women's 3 metre springboard, also reported as fancy diving, was one of four diving events on the diving at the 1928 Summer Olympics programme. The competition was actually held from both 3 metre and 1 metre boards. Divers performed three compulsory dives from the 3 metre board – running plain header forward, standing backward header, backward spring and forward dive – and three dives of the competitor's choice (different from the compulsory), from either board, for a total of six dives. The competition was held on Thursday August 9, 1928.

Ten divers from four nations competed.


Since there were only ten entries for this event, instead of groups, a direct final was contested.


Place Diver Points Score
1  Helen Meany (USA) 6 78.62
2  Dorothy Poynton (USA) 13 75.62
3  Georgia Coleman (USA) 14 73.38
4  Ilse Meudtner (GER) 22 67.42
5  Margret Borgs (GER) 26 65.16
6  Lini Söhnchen (GER) 34 63.28
7  Truus Klapwijk (NED) 35 60.98
8  Alida van Leeuwen (NED) 35 59.82
9  Klara Bornett (AUT) 40 56.90
10  Catharina Hesterman (NED) 50 48.20