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Diving at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Women's Springboard

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 10, 1932
Date Finished: August 10, 1932
Format: 3 metre springboard. Final round only. Three compulsory and three optional dives.

Gold: USA Georgia Coleman
Silver: USA Katherine Rawls
Bronze: USA Jane Fauntz


[Georgia Coleman] had won a silver and bronze medal in diving at the 1928 Olympics, but improved in 1932 to a gold and silver medal, winning the springboard, after placing third in 1928. She was the first woman to perform a 2½ somersault in competition. Coleman contracted polio in 1937 and would die at the early age of 28. Silver medalist [Peggy Rawls] would repeat her silver medal at the 1936 Olympics and also add a bronze medal in swimming in the 4 x 100 freestyle relay. The Americans swept the medals with [Jane Fauntz] winning bronze. Fauntz had competed at the 1928 Olympics but not in diving. She was also a swimmer who competed in the 200 breaststroke at Amsterdam.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Georgia Coleman 20 United States USA Gold 87.52
2 Katherine Rawls 15 United States USA Silver 82.56
3 Jane Fauntz 21 United States USA Bronze 82.12
4 Olga Jensch-Jordan 19 Germany GER 77.60
5 Doris Ogilvie 20 Canada CAN 70.00
6 Magdalene Epply 21 Austria AUT 63.70
7 Etsuko Kamakura Japan JPN 60.78
8 Ingrid Larsen 20 Denmark DEN 57.26