Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Swimming Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 10, 1928
Date Finished: August 11, 1928
Format: 5 and 10 metres platforms.
Platform diving took place on both 5- and 10-metre platforms. There were 17 entrants who contested two pools, advancing three divers from each pool to the final. All rounds consisted of four compulsory dives, two from 5-metres and two from 10-metres. The event was won by [Betty Becker-Pinkston], who had won the 1924 springboard as Betty Becker. In Paris she had met another US diver, Bud Pinkston, and the two later married. Silver medalist Georgia Coleman also won a bronze on the springboard in 1928, but returned in 1932 to win the springboard. Bronze went to Sweden’s Lala Sjöqvist, whose sister, [Ingeborg], competed in platform diving at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics.
The fourth-place finisher was Marie Baron of the Netherlands. She had competed at the 1924 Olympics in swimming, and in Amsterdam, also competed in the 200 breaststroke, winning a silver medal.
|1||Betty Becker-Pinkston||25||United States||USA||Gold|
|2||Georgia Coleman||16||United States||USA||Silver|
|4 p1 r1/2||Belle White||33||Great Britain||GBR|
|4 p2 r1/2||Renée Cretet-Flavier||France||FRA|
|5 p1 r1/2||Ingegärd Töpel||22||Sweden||SWE|
|5 p2 r1/2||Alie van Leeuwen||19||Netherlands||NED|
|6 p1 r1/2||Edith Nielsen||22||Denmark||DEN|
|6 p2 r1/2||Clarita Hunsberger||22||United States||USA|
|7 p1 r1/2||Truus Klapwijk||24||Netherlands||NED|
|7 p2 r1/2||D. Grimes||Great Britain||GBR|
|8 p1 r1/2||Hjördis Töpel||24||Sweden||SWE|
|8 p2 r1/2||K. Le Rossignol||Great Britain||GBR|
|9 p1 r1/2||Margret Borgs||19||Germany||GER|