Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Swimming Stadium, Roma
Date Started: August 31, 1960
Date Finished: September 2, 1960
Format: 10 metre platform.
This was expected to come down to the two Americans, Bob Webster and Gary Tobian, who had been the silver medalist on platform in 1956. The qualifying was led by Britain’s Brian Phelps with Tobian fourth and Webster only ninth. But after the semi-final round Tobian had moved ahead, with Phelps second, and Webster moving up to third. In the final round, Webster posted the highest score on the first two of three dives to move ahead. Tobian slightly outperformed him on the final dive but Webster hung on for the gold medal, defeating Tobian by only .31 points, with Phelps third.
In January 2008, Phelps was arraigned on charges of rape, attempted rape, and 19 indecent assaults on females under the age of 15, all of which were alleged to have occurred between 1976 and 1986. He later admitted to multiple charges of indecent sexual assault, and in May 2008, pleaded guilty to sexually abusing three young girls at his gymnastics club during the 1970s and 1980s. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.
|1||Bob Webster||21||United States||USA||Gold||165.56|
|2||Gary Tobian||25||United States||USA||Silver||165.25|
|3||Brian Phelps||16||Great Britain||GBR||Bronze||157.13|
|6||Gennady Galkin||26||Soviet Union||URS||141.69|
|8||Anatoly Sysoyev||23||Soviet Union||URS||135.59|
|17||John Candler||20||Great Britain||GBR||50.20|
|24||Ahmed Moharran||United Arab Republic||UAR||45.10|
|25||Moustafa Hassan||United Arab Republic||UAR||43.82|
|28||Lee Pil-Jung||23||South Korea||KOR||28.34|