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Diving at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's Springboard

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): Francisco Márquez Olympic Swimming Pool, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 19, 1968
Date Finished: October 20, 1968
Format: 3 metre springboard.

Gold: USA Bernie Wrightson
Silver: ITA Klaus Dibiasi
Bronze: USA Jim Henry

Summary

The preliminary round was led by American [Jim Henry], who had won the 1968 US Olympic Trials, with Italy’s redoubtable Klaus Dibiasi in second and his teammate, Bernie Wrightson, the 1967 Pan American champion, in third. Wrightson dominated the three dives in the final round, with the highest score on two of the three dives, and moved ahead of Dibiasi to win the gold medal, with Henry dropping back to a bronze. Wrightson’s gold medal was the 11th consecutive in the event for USA divers.\n\nFor Dibiasi, who won the platform gold medal in 1968-76, and four medals on platform, this was his only Olympic springboard medal. His five medals from 1964-76 remained an Olympic diving best until the introduction of the synchronized events in 2000, which allowed more opportunities for medals.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Bernie Wrightson 24 United States USA Gold 170.15
2 Klaus Dibiasi 21 Italy ITA Silver 159.74
3 Jim Henry 20 United States USA Bronze 158.09
4 Luis Niño 22 Mexico MEX 155.71
5 Franco Cagnotto 21 Italy ITA 155.70
6 Keith Russell 20 United States USA 151.75
7 Tord Andersson 26 Sweden SWE 151.50
8 Don Wagstaff 19 Australia AUS 150.18
9 Mikhail Safonov 21 Soviet Union URS 141.02
10 Ulrich Reff 25 West Germany FRG 140.08
11 Vladimir Vasin 21 Soviet Union URS 139.59
12 Pentti Koskinen 25 Finland FIN 137.80
13 José Robinson 23 Mexico MEX 91.45
14 Jorge Telch 25 Mexico MEX 90.68
15 Jakub Puchow 20 Poland POL 88.65
16 Norbert Huda 18 West Germany FRG 88.43
17 Italo Salice 26 Italy ITA 87.86
18 Junji Yuasa 24 Japan JPN 86.80
19 Frank Carter 25 Great Britain GBR 85.90
20 Boris P'oluliakhi 30 Soviet Union URS 84.32
21 Jerzy Kowalewski 24 Poland POL 79.97
22 Song Jae-Ung 23 South Korea KOR 79.66
23 Alberto Moreno 18 Cuba CUB 76.80
24 Salim Barjum 16 Colombia COL 76.19
25 Kenneth Sully 17 Canada CAN 74.62
26 José Luis Ponce 19 Cuba CUB 72.72
27 Jerry Anderson 36 Puerto Rico PUR 68.83
28 Héctor Bas 17 Puerto Rico PUR 62.43