Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo, Shibuya, Tokyo
Date Started: October 16, 1964
Date Finished: October 18, 1964
Format: 10 metre platform.
[Bob Webster] was the defending champion but after 7 of 10 dives, he stood only in sixth place. But Webster scored big on his final three dives to defend his gold medal. The leader after seven dives had been an Italian teenager, [Klaus Dibiasi], who did not falter, holding on to win the silver medal, but was simply outperformed by Webster on the last three dives. Dibiasi’s father, [Carlo Dibiasi], had competed at the 1936 Olympics and trained him. Dibiasi would soon become known as the greatest platform diver ever, at least until [Greg Louganis], as he would win the gold medal in this event at the next three Olympics, also adding World titles in 1973 and 1975.
Bronze medalist [Tom Gompf] was a Navy pilot in 1964 and later became a commercial pilot for Delta, Pan Am, and National Airlines. He became a sports administrator as well, helped found USA Diving in 1980, and promoted the concept of synchronized diving, being considered the father of that discipline.
|1||Bob Webster||25||United States||USA||Gold||148.58|
|3||Tom Gompf||25||United States||USA||Bronze||146.57|
|5||Viktor Palagin||19||Soviet Union||URS||143.77|
|6||Brian Phelps||20||Great Britain||GBR||143.18|
|12||Igor Lobanov||18||Soviet Union||URS||91.22|
|13||Viktor Pogozhev||23||Soviet Union||URS||90.73|
|16||Tony Kitcher||23||Great Britain||GBR||89.95|
|19||Lou Vitucci||23||United States||USA||86.40|
|22||Jo Chang-Je||21||South Korea||KOR||84.02|
|25||William Wood||18||Great Britain||GBR||81.82|
|26||Song Jae-Ung||19||South Korea||KOR||81.72|
|27||Jerry Anderson||32||Puerto Rico||PUR||79.54|