Diving
at the Games of the XVI Olympiad
Diving pictogram.svg
VenueMelbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre
Dates30 November 1956 (1956-11-30) through
7 December 1956 (1956-12-07)
No. of events4
Competitors60 from 16 nations
← 1952
1960 →

At the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, four diving events were contested.[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 1956 Official Report as springboard diving and high diving, respectively.[3]

Men

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 metre springboard
details
Bob Clotworthy
 United States
Donald Harper
 United States
Joaquín Capilla
 Mexico
10 metre platform
details
Joaquín Capilla
 Mexico
Gary Tobian
 United States
Richard Connor
 United States

Women

Event Gold Silver Bronze
3 metre springboard
details
Pat McCormick
 United States
Jeanne Stunyo
 United States
Irene MacDonald
 Canada
10 metre platform
details
Pat McCormick
 United States
Juno Stover-Irwin
 United States
Paula Jean Myers-Pope
 United States

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)3429
2 Mexico (MEX)1012
3 Canada (CAN)0011
Totals (3 nations)44412

Participating nations

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Diving at the 1956 Summer Olympics". OlyMADMen. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  2. ^ IOC medals database
  3. ^ The Organising Committee of the XVI Olympiad Melbourne 1956, pp. 591, 594.

References