at the Games of the IX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Sports Park Swim Stadium
Dates6 August 1928 (1928-08-06) through
11 August 1928 (1928-08-11)
No. of events4
Competitors61 from 17 nations
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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, 6 August 1928 to Saturday, 11 August 1928.[1]

Medal summary

The events are labelled as 3 metre springboard and 10 metre platform by the International Olympic Committee,[2] and appeared on the 1928 Official Report as fancy diving and high diving, respectively.[3] 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

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

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


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Diving at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Olympic Medal Winners". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 20 November 2006.
  3. ^ 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 8 April 2008. Retrieved 29 December 2006.

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