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.
[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.
|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|