Diving at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 3 metre springboard

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Women's 3 metre springboard
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
1st, gold medalist(s) Vicki Draves  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Zoe Ann Olsen  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Patsy Elsener  United States
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The women's 3 metre springboard, also reported as springboard diving, was one of four diving events on the diving at the 1948 Summer Olympics programme.

The competition was held on Saturday July 31, on Monday August 2, and on Tuesday August 3. It was split into two sets of dives:

  1. Compulsory dives
    Divers performed four pre-chosen dives (from different categories) – a running straight header forward, backward header with pike, running straight isander-half gainer reverse dive, and backward spring and forward dive with pike.
  2. Facultative dives
    Divers performed four dives of their choice (from different categories and different from the compulsory).

Sixteen divers from eight nations competed.


Rank Diver Points
1st, gold medalist(s)  Vicki Draves (USA) 108.74
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Zoe Ann Olsen (USA) 108.23
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Patsy Elsener (USA) 101.30
4  Nicolle Péllissard (FRA) 100.38
5  Gudrun Grömer (AUT) 93.30
6  Edna Child (GBR) 91.63
7  Mady Moreau (FRA) 89.43
8  Jacoba Heck (NED) 87.61
9  Birte Christoffersen (DEN) 87.12
10  Jeannette Aubert (FRA) 86.96
11  Alma Staudinger (AUT) 86.93
12  Cobie Floor (NED) 83.14
13  Esme Harris (GBR) 74.10
14  Kay Cuthbert (GBR) 72.40
15  Inger Nordbø (NOR) 70.86
16  Ivonne Belaustegigoitia (MEX) 58.18