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Diving at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's Platform

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Swimming Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 31, 1952
Date Finished: August 1, 1952
Format: 10 metre platform.

Gold: USA Sammy Lee
Silver: MEX Joaquín Capilla
Bronze: GER Günther Haase

Summary

Sammy Lee defended his gold medal from London, winning quite easily in both the qualifying and final rounds. Mexican Joaquín Capilla won the silver medal, improving from his bronze in London. He would continue to improve and in Melbourne won this event to become the first Mexican to win an Olympic diving gold medal. Lee was a physician, specializing in otolaryngology (ear-nose-throat). He later also coached diving, with two of his pupils starring in the Olympics – Bob Webster, the 1960-64 platform gold medalist, and Greg Louganis, who won pretty much everything he entered.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Sammy Lee 31 United States USA Gold 156.28
2 Joaquín Capilla 23 Mexico MEX Silver 145.21
3 Günther Haase 27 Germany GER Bronze 141.31
4 John McCormack 26 United States USA 138.74
5 Alberto Capilla 25 Mexico MEX 136.44
6 Rodolfo Perea 22 Mexico MEX 128.28
7 Aleksandr Bakatin Soviet Union URS 126.86
8 Roman Brener 20 Soviet Union URS 126.31
9 John Calhoun 27 United States USA 70.22
10 Fritz Geyer 27 Germany GER 69.64
11 Thomas Christiansen 32 Denmark DEN 69.10
12 Peter Heatly 28 Great Britain GBR 67.78
13 Birger Kivelä 31 Finland FIN 67.31
14 Ahmed Kamel Aly 27 Egypt EGY 66.19
15 Jacob Gjerding 23 Denmark DEN 65.88
16 Toivo Öhman 19 Sweden SWE 65.37
17 Raymond Mulinghausen 31 France FRA 65.02
17 Mikhail Chachba Soviet Union URS 65.02
19 Tony Turner 19 Great Britain GBR 64.34
20 Werner Sobeck 30 Germany GER 64.27
21 Frank Murphy 23 Australia AUS 64.10
22 Franz Worisch 26 Austria AUT 63.02
23 Mohamed Fakhry Abbas 19 Egypt EGY 62.92
24 Julius Janowsky 21 Austria AUT 62.65
25 Kamal Ali Hassan 28 Egypt EGY 61.03
26 Lamberto Mari 18 Italy ITA 60.44
27 Kurt Liederer 25 Austria AUT 60.21
28 Richard Arie 24 Brazil BRA 59.40
29 Katsuichi Mori 22 Japan JPN 58.65
30 Yoav Ra'anan 24 Israel ISR 58.15
31 Heinz Schaub 23 Switzerland SUI 54.40