at the Games of the XI Olympiad
VenueOlympiapark Schwimmstadion Berlin
Dates10 August 1936 (1936-08-10) through
15 August 1936 (1936-08-15)
No. of events4
Competitors69 from 21 nations
← 1932
1948 →

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 10 August 1936 to Saturday 15 August 1936.[1]

Medal summary

Diving at the 1936 Summer Olympics

The events are labelled as 3 metre springboard and 10 metre platform by the International Olympic Committee,[2] and appeared on the 1937 Official Report as springboard diving and high diving, respectively.[3] 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.[4][5] Meanwhile, women still dived from both 10 and 5 metre heights.[6][7]


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


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

Participating nations

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

1 United States44210
2 Germany0022
Totals (2 entries)44412


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Diving at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 4 December 2016. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  2. ^ IOC medals database
  3. ^ Organisationskomitee für die XI. Olympiade Berlin 1936 e.V., p. 301.
  4. ^ "Olympic Games Medalists - Swimming and Diving (Men)". GBRAthletics. Retrieved 31 December 2006.
  5. ^ Official Report, p. 962. For men, "All dives were executed from 10 m. board."
  6. ^ "Olympic Games Medalists - Swimming and Diving (Women)". GBRAthletics. Retrieved 31 December 2006.
  7. ^ Official Report, p. 982. For women, compulsory dives listed include two from 5 metres and two from 10 metres.