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Diving at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Women's Platform

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Swimming Stadium, Roma
Date Started: August 29, 1960
Date Finished: August 30, 1960
Format: 10 metre platform.

Gold: GER Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Krämer
Silver: USA Paula Jean Myers-Pope
Bronze: URS Ninel Krutova

Summary

Denmark’s Stefanie Clausen won this event in 1920, but since then the gold medal had always gone to a United States’ diver. In 1952-56 it had been Pat McCormick, who won the diving double-double, but she was retired. American Paula Jean Myers-Pope had won silver on platform in 1952 and bronze in 1956 and was back, expecting to contend for gold. Germany’s [Ingrid Krämer] was little known before 1960 but had already won the springboard gold medal in Roma. Krämer also won this event, quite easily in fact, making this the fourth consecutive Olympics at which the same woman won both the springboard and platform diving events, after McCormick in 1952-56 and Vicki Draves in 1948.

Myers-Pope won silver, finishing her Olympic career with four medals, but never managing to win a gold. The bronze went to Ninel Krutova in her third Olympic appearance, the first ever Olympic medal for a Soviet diver. Krämer would return in 1964 to repeat her springboard gold medal, but dropped back to a silver on the Tokyo platform.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Krämer 17 Germany GER Gold 91.28
2 Paula Jean Myers-Pope 25 United States USA Silver 88.94
3 Ninel Krutova 33 Soviet Union URS Bronze 86.99
4 Juno Stover-Irwin 31 United States USA 83.59
5 Raïsa Horokhovska 28 Soviet Union URS 83.03
6 Norma Thomas 20 Great Britain GBR 82.21
7 Nicole Péllissard-Darrigrand 29 France FRA 81.18
8 Ann Long 24 Great Britain GBR 80.98
9 Irene MacDonald 26 Canada CAN 80.49
10 Kumiko Watanabe 24 Japan JPN 79.60
11 Kanoko Tsutani-Mabuchi 22 Japan JPN 77.90
12 Birte Christoffersen-Hanson 36 Sweden SWE 77.43
13 María Teresa Adames 18 Mexico MEX 49.54
14 Hanna Laursen 24 Denmark DEN 48.89
15 Gabriele Schöpe 16 Germany GER 48.81
16 Bende Velin 25 Denmark DEN 48.35
17 Laura Conter 25 Italy ITA 45.55
18 Susan Knight 18 Australia AUS 43.03