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Diving at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Women's Springboard

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Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Swimming Stadium, Roma
Date Started: August 26, 1960
Date Finished: August 27, 1960
Format: 3 metre springboard.

Gold: GER Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Krämer
Silver: USA Paula Jean Myers-Pope
Bronze: GBR Liz Ferris

Summary

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.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Krämer 17 Germany GER Gold 155.81
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
6 Irene MacDonald 26 Canada CAN 134.69
7 Ann Long 24 Great Britain GBR 129.63
8 Thea du Pon 16 Netherlands NED 123.25
9 Nicole Péllissard-Darrigrand 29 France FRA 85.72
10 Waltraud Oertel 23 Germany GER 84.49
11 Yelena Kosolapova 23 Soviet Union URS 84.01
12 Susan Knight 18 Australia AUS 83.25
13 Alexandra Morgenrood 20 Zimbabwe ZIM 82.07
14 Kumiko Watanabe 24 Japan JPN 80.57
15 Greetje Lugthart 25 Netherlands NED 80.39
16 Kanoko Tsutani-Mabuchi 22 Japan JPN 80.37