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Diving at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's Springboard

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Swimming Stadium, Roma
Date Started: August 27, 1960
Date Finished: August 29, 1960
Format: 3 metre springboard.

Gold: USA Gary Tobian
Silver: USA Sam Hall
Bronze: MEX Juan Botella

Summary

The favorite in the event was Gary Tobian, who had won the 1959 Pan American Games gold medal, was a six-time US champion on springboard, and had won silver on platform at the 1956 Olympics. Tobian repeated his platform silver in Roma, but pulled through to win gold in this event. He actually trailed his teammate Sam Hall in the first round and semi-finals, but Hall faltered on the first dive of the final, and Tobian posted the best score on the second final dive to take the lead, which he held to the end. Hall would later achieve some infamy in 1986 when he was arrested as a mercenary during the Nicaragua Contra operations. He had previously been a politician and served in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Gary Tobian 25 United States USA Gold 170.00
2 Sam Hall 23 United States USA Silver 167.08
3 Juan Botella 19 Mexico MEX Bronze 162.30
4 Álvaro Gaxiola 23 Mexico MEX 150.42
5 Ernie Meissner 23 Canada CAN 144.07
6 Lamberto Mari 26 Italy ITA 143.97
7 Toshio Yamano 23 Japan JPN 140.46
8 Hans-Dieter Pophal 22 Germany GER 133.95
9 Georges Senecot 19 France FRA 92.47
10 Walter Messa 21 Italy ITA 92.28
11 Rudi Oertel 33 Germany GER 91.90
12 Yury Melnikov 20 Soviet Union URS 91.86
13 Johnny Hellström 18 Sweden SWE 91.31
14 Göran Lundqvist 19 Sweden SWE 91.23
15 Kurt Mrkwicka 23 Austria AUT 90.73
16 Graham Deuble 16 Australia AUS 89.26
17 Vyacheslav Chernyshov 22 Soviet Union URS 50.87
18 Christian Pire 29 France FRA 50.49
19 Peter Huber 30 Austria AUT 50.46
20 Peter Squires 24 Great Britain GBR 50.23
21 Tomáš Bauer 27 Czechoslovakia TCH 49.92
22 Fernando Ribeiro 22 Brazil BRA 49.27
23 Shunsuke Kaneto 20 Japan JPN 47.51
24 János Konkoly 20 Hungary HUN 46.94
25 Jerzy Kowalewski 16 Poland POL 46.54
26 Keith Collin 23 Great Britain GBR 46.10
27 Ken Crotty 21 Australia AUS 43.40
28 Ahmed Moharran United Arab Republic UAR 42.98
29 Federico Andrade 19 Colombia COL 41.43
30 József Dóra 19 Hungary HUN 41.21
31 Hans Klug 22 Switzerland SUI 38.65
32 Ali Mohamed Muheeb United Arab Republic UAR 35.79