Diving at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 10 metre platform

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Women's 10 metre platform
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
1st, gold medalist(s) Vicki Draves  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Patsy Elsener  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Birte Christoffersen  Denmark
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Diving at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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3 m springboard   men   women
10 m platform   men   women

The women's 10 metre platform, also reported as highboard diving, was one of four diving events on the diving at the 1948 Summer Olympics programme.

The competition, held on Friday August 6, was held from both 10 and 5 metre platforms and was split into two sets of dives:

  1. Compulsory dives
    Divers performed four pre-chosen dives (from different categories) – a running one-and-half somersault forward with pike, straight somersault backward (5 metre), standing straight header forward, and running straight header forward (10 metre).
  2. Facultative dives
    Divers performed two dives of their choice (from different categories and different from the compulsory).

Fifteen divers from nine nations competed.


Rank Diver Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  Vicki Draves (USA) 68.87
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Patsy Elsener (USA) 66.28
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Birte Christoffersen (DEN) 66.04
4  Alma Staudinger (AUT) 64.59
5  Juno Stover (USA) 62.63
6  Nicolle Péllissard (FRA) 61.07
7  Eva Petersén (SWE) 59.86
8  Inge Beeken (DEN) 59.54
9  Irén Zságot (HUN) 56.62
10  Lettice Bisbrown (GBR) 53.95
11  Denise Newman (GBR) 53.50
12  Maire Hider (GBR) 52.31
13  Inger Nordbø (NOR) 51.55
14  Rosa Gutiérrez (MEX) 41.88
 Gudrun Grömer (AUT) (39.65)

Gudrun Grömer did not finish the competition.