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Diving at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Women's Platform

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Wembley Arena, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 6, 1948
Date Finished: August 6, 1948
Format: 5 and 10 metre platforms. Final round only. Four compulsory and two optional dives.

Gold: USA Vicki Draves
Silver: USA Patsy Elsener
Bronze: DEN Birte Christoffersen-Hanson

Summary

Vicki Draves had earlier won the springboard gold medal in London and won this event to become the first woman to win the springboard/platform double at one Olympics, although this would be repeated in both 1952 and 1956 by Pat McCormick, in 1960 by [Ingrid Krämer], and in 1996 by Fu Mingxia. Patsy Elsener won the silver medal on platform, after having won a bronze on springboard in London. The bronze medal went to Denmark’s [Birte Chistofferson], the first Danish diver to win an Olympic medal since Stefanie Clausen in 1920.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Vicki Draves 23 United States USA Gold 68.87
2 Patsy Elsener 18 United States USA Silver 66.28
3 Birte Christoffersen-Hanson 24 Denmark DEN Bronze 66.04
4 Alma Staudinger 26 Austria AUT 64.59
5 Juno Stover-Irwin 19 United States USA 62.63
6 Nicole Péllissard-Darrigrand 17 France FRA 61.07
7 Eva Petersén 24 Sweden SWE 59.86
8 Inge Beeken 27 Denmark DEN 59.54
9 Irén Zságot 24 Hungary HUN 56.62
10 Lettice Bisbrown 29 Great Britain GBR 53.95
11 Denise Newman Great Britain GBR 53.50
12 Maire Hider 29 Great Britain GBR 52.31
13 Inger Nordbø 33 Norway NOR 51.55
14 Rosa Gutiérrez Mexico MEX 41.88
AC Gudrun Grömer 28 Austria AUT DNF