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.
[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.
|1||Vicki Draves||23||United States||USA||Gold||68.87|
|2||Patsy Elsener||18||United States||USA||Silver||66.28|
|5||Juno Stover-Irwin||19||United States||USA||62.63|
|10||Lettice Bisbrown||29||Great Britain||GBR||53.95|
|11||Denise Newman||24||Great Britain||GBR||53.50|
|12||Maire Hider||29||Great Britain||GBR||52.31|