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Men's Platform

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Swimming Stadium, Roma
Date Started: August 31, 1960
Date Finished: September 2, 1960
Format: 10 metre platform.

Gold: USA Bob Webster
Silver: USA Gary Tobian
Bronze: GBR Brian Phelps

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
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
4 Roberto Madrigal 19 Mexico MEX 152.86
5 Rolf Sperling 20 Germany GER 151.83
6 Gennady Galkin 26 Soviet Union URS 141.69
7 Fritz Enskat 21 Germany GER 138.86
8 Anatoly Sysoyev 23 Soviet Union URS 135.59
9 Kurt Mrkwicka 23 Austria AUT 91.37
10 Shunsuke Kaneto 20 Japan JPN 90.99
11 Göran Lundqvist 19 Sweden SWE 90.86
12 Toivo Öhman 27 Sweden SWE 89.50
13 Ryo Mabuchi 27 Japan JPN 89.13
14 Antonio Sbordono 28 Italy ITA 88.77
15 Jerzy Kowalewski 16 Poland POL 87.22
16 Henri Rouquet 18 France FRA 83.55
17 John Candler 20 Great Britain GBR 50.20
18 Fabio Pajella 21 Italy ITA 50.01
19 János Konkoly 20 Hungary HUN 50.01
20 Álvaro Gaxiola 23 Mexico MEX 49.30
21 Tomáš Bauer 27 Czechoslovakia TCH 46.06
22 Ernie Meissner 23 Canada CAN 45.71
23 József Dóra 19 Hungary HUN 45.51
24 Ahmed Moharran United Arab Republic UAR 45.10
25 Moustafa Hassan United Arab Republic UAR 43.82
26 Pekka Heinonen 20 Finland FIN 43.49
27 Barry Holmes 25 Australia AUS 40.24
28 Lee Pil-Jung 23 South Korea KOR 28.34