Diving at the 1936 Summer Olympics

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At the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, four diving events were contested, two for men, and two for women. The competitions were held from Monday August 10, 1936 to Saturday August 15, 1936.

Diving

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 1936 Official Report as springboard diving and high diving, respectively.[2] Following the reduction of the springboard events to the 3 metre height, in 1932, the platform events were also reduced to dives from the 10 metre platform, but only for men.[3] Meanwhile, women still dived from both 10 and 5 metre heights.[4]

Men[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 metre springboard
details
 Richard Degener (USA)  Marshall Wayne (USA)  Alan Greene (USA)
10 metre platform
details
 Marshall Wayne (USA)  Elbert Root (USA)  Hermann Stork (GER)

Women[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 metre springboard
details
 Marjorie Gestring (USA)  Katherine Rawls (USA)  Dorothy Poynton-Hill (USA)
10 metre platform
details
 Dorothy Poynton-Hill (USA)  Velma Dunn (USA)  Käthe Köhler (GER)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 69 divers (39 men and 30 women) from 21 nations (men from 20 nations - women from 11 nations) competed at the Berlin Games:

Medal table[edit]

 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 4 4 2 10
2 Germany 0 0 2 2
Total 4 4 4 12

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ IOC medals database
  2. ^ Organisationskomitee für die XI. Olympiade Berlin 1936 e.V., p. 301.
  3. ^ "Olympic Games Medalists - Swimming and Diving (Men)". GBRAthletics. Retrieved 2006-12-31. 
  4. ^ "Olympic Games Medalists - Swimming and Diving (Women)". GBRAthletics. Retrieved 2006-12-31. 

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