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.
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.
|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|