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Diving at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Platform

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 13, 1932
Date Finished: August 13, 1932
Format: 5 and 10 metre platforms. Final round only. Four compulsory and four optional dives.

Gold: USA Harold Smith
Silver: USA Mickey Galitzen
Bronze: USA Frank Kurtz
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As they did in all 1932 Olympic diving events, the United States swept the men’s platform medals, led by gold medalist, [Dutch Smith]. Smith had placed second on the springboard five days earlier, trailing Mickey Galitzen, but here he defeated Galitzen who placed second. Bronze on platform went to Frank Kurtz, who would return to the 1936 Olympics, placing fifth on the platform. Kurtz became a highly decorated Air Force pilot during World War II, piloting the B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber called “The Swoose.” Kurtz later had a daughter, Swoosie Kurtz, named after the airplane, who became a well-known American actress.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Harold Smith 23 United States USA Gold 124.80
2 Mickey Galitzen 22 United States USA Silver 124.28
3 Frank Kurtz 20 United States USA Bronze 121.98
4 Josef Staudinger 25 Austria AUT 103.44
5 Carlos Curiel Mexico MEX 83.82
6 Jesús Flores 19 Mexico MEX 77.94
7 Alfred Phillips 24 Canada CAN 77.10
8 Hidekatsu Ishida Japan JPN 75.92