Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Swimming Stadium, Roma
Date Started: August 26, 1960
Date Finished: August 27, 1960
Format: 3 metre springboard.
|Silver:||Paula Jean Myers-Pope|
American Pat McCormick had won this event in 1952 and 1956, also doubling in the platform. With her retirement, this event seemed open, although an United States’ diver had always won this event, with the best bet being Paula Jean Myers-Pope, medalist on platform in both 1952 and 1956. But the American streak ended in Roma as German [Ingrid Krämer] easily won the gold medal, with Myers-Pope taking silver. Krämer would return a few days later to win platform gold. She would return in Tokyo to repeat her gold medal on springboard, adding a silver on platform in 1964. A few days after this event, Myers-Pope also placed second to Krämer on platform, ending her Olympic career with three silvers and one bronze medal.
|2||Paula Jean Myers-Pope||25||United States||USA||Silver||141.24|
|3||Liz Ferris||19||Great Britain||GBR||Bronze||139.09|
|4||Patsy Willard||19||United States||USA||137.82|
|5||Ninel Krutova||33||Soviet Union||URS||136.11|
|7||Ann Long||24||Great Britain||GBR||129.63|
|8||Thea du Pon||16||Netherlands||NED||123.25|
|11||Yelena Kosolapova||23||Soviet Union||URS||84.01|