Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Tourelles Swimming Pool, Saint-Mandé
Date Started: July 19, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924
Format: 5 and 10 metre platforms.
This event was termed plain high diving, but was effectively a platform diving competition, held on both the 5-metre and 10-metre platforms. Women had competed in plain high diving at the Olympics in 1912 and 1920, but from 1928 onward, this would be called the platform diving competition. The event consisted of four dives in each round, two compulsory and two optional. Only 11 competitors started with three from each pool advancing to a final round. The final was won by Carol Smith of the USA, followed by her teammate [Betty Becker], who won the springboard gold medal in Paris, with the bronze medal going to Sweden’s Hjördis Töpel. Becker would return in 1928 and win gold on the platform.
|1||Carol Smith||17||United States||USA||Gold|
|2||Betty Becker-Pinkston||21||United States||USA||Silver|
|5||Helen Meany||19||United States||USA|
|6||Belle White||29||Great Britain||GBR|
|4 p1 r1/2||Verrall Newman||27||Great Britain||GBR|
|4 p2 r1/2||Grete Adler||28||Austria||AUT|
|5 p1 r1/2||Ewa Olliwier||20||Sweden||SWE|
|5 p2 r1/2||Sophie Hennebert||Belgium||BEL|
|6 p1 r1/2||Eileen Armstrong||30||Great Britain||GBR|