Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Antwerp Swimming Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 28, 1920
Date Finished: August 29, 1920
Format: 5 and 10 metre boards.
Bud Pinkston was the favorite in this event, having won the 1920 AAU Championship and he did not disappoint. The American bronze medalist, Harry Prieste, died in April 2001, then aged 103 years old. At the 2000 Olympics, he attended the Sydney Games, returning an Olympic flag that he had "borrowed" while a competitor in Antwerp.
The fancy high diving consisted of four optional and four compulsory dives, executed from both height platforms. The compulsory dives were as follows: #6 - inward dive; #11 - front handstand dive; #17 - 1½ somersault dive from handstand; #19 - reverse dive, pike position.
|1||Bud Pinkston||20||United States||USA||Gold|
|3||Harry Prieste||23||United States||USA||Bronze|
|6||Louis Balbach||23||United States||USA|
|4 p1 r1/2||Gunnar Ekstrand||28||Sweden||SWE|
|4 p2 r1/2||Lauri Kyöstilä||26||Finland||FIN|
|5 p1 r1/2||Paul Köhler||24||Denmark||DEN|
|5 p2 r1/2||Sven Palle Sørensen||21||Denmark||DEN|
|6 p1 r1/2||Richard Flint||20||Canada||CAN|
|6 p2 r1/2||Clyde Swendsen||24||United States||USA|
|7 p2 r1/2||Kalle Kainuvaara||29||Finland||FIN|
|8 p2 r1/2||Sigvard Andersen||26||Norway||NOR|