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Diving at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Swimming Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 27, 1952
Date Finished: July 28, 1952
Format: 3 metre springboard.

Gold: USA Skippy Browning
Silver: USA Miller Anderson
Bronze: USA Bob Clotworthy

Summary

The Americans swept the medals in this event, as they did at every Olympics from 1932-52. The gold went to Skippy Browning, who led both the qualifying and the final. Silver medalist Miller Anderson repeated his second-place finish from London. The bronze went to Bob Clotworthy, who would return in four years to win the gold medal in Melbourne.\n\nBrowning and Anderson both died young, Browning under tragic circumstances. He was a Navy fight pilot and died in a crash in March 1956 when he was only 24. Anderson had also been a fighter pilot, but in World War II. He would died from a heart attack in 1966, aged 44. Clotworthy became a diving coach and a well-known historian of diving in his later years.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Skippy Browning 21 United States USA Gold 205.29
2 Miller Anderson 29 United States USA Silver 199.84
3 Bob Clotworthy 21 United States USA Bronze 184.92
4 Joaquín Capilla 23 Mexico MEX 178.33
5 Roman Brener 20 Soviet Union URS 165.63
6 Milton Busin 25 Brazil BRA 155.91
7 Tony Turner 19 Great Britain GBR 151.90
8 Aleksey Zhigalov Soviet Union URS 151.31
9 Yoav Ra'anan 24 Israel ISR 67.70
10 Franz Worisch 26 Austria AUT 67.18
11 Hanns Aderhold 33 Germany GER 67.09
12 Werner Sobeck 30 Germany GER 66.75
13 Gennady Udalov Soviet Union URS 65.99
14 Helge Vasenius 25 Finland FIN 65.41
15 Katsuichi Mori 22 Japan JPN 65.23
16 Peter Heatly 28 Great Britain GBR 63.37
17 Ahmed Kamel Aly 27 Egypt EGY 62.95
18 Kamal Ali Hassan 28 Egypt EGY 62.68
19 Rodolfo Perea 22 Mexico MEX 62.36
20 Alberto Capilla 25 Mexico MEX 61.85
20 Peter Elliott 22 Great Britain GBR 61.85
22 Willie Welgemoed 26 South Africa RSA 61.64
23 Frank Landqvist 17 Sweden SWE 60.11
24 Ron Faulds 29 Australia AUS 59.90
25 Frank Gosling 34 Bermuda BER 59.57
26 Raymond Mulinghausen 31 France FRA 59.52
27 Gunnar Johansson 28 Sweden SWE 59.11
28 Mickey Johnson 18 Bermuda BER 58.70
29 Olavi Heinonen 30 Finland FIN 58.06
30 Henri Goosen 26 France FRA 57.79
31 Allan Smith 23 Sri Lanka SRI 55.00
32 Lamberto Mari 18 Italy ITA 54.42
33 Ahmed Fathi Mohamed Hashad 25 Egypt EGY 50.04
34 Frank Murphy 23 Australia AUS 48.42
35 Heinz Schaub 23 Switzerland SUI 47.15
36 Eduardo Fereda 26 Venezuela VEN 41.98