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||Great Britain||GBR||53.50|
|12||Maire Hider||29||Great Britain||GBR||52.31|