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Diving at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Women's Platform

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Swimming Hall, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: September 1, 1972
Date Finished: September 2, 1972
Format: 10 metre platform.

Gold: SWE Ulrika Knape
Silver: TCH Milena Duchková
Bronze: GDR Marina Janicke

Summary

This event turned into a battle between the defending champion, Czechoslovakian Milena Duchková, who had also won the 1970 European title, and the silver medalist from the 1972 springboard event, Sweden’s Ulrika Knape. Knape led much of the way, although Duchková edged ahead briefly, at the end of the qualifying round, and early in the final round. Knape caught her on the sixth dive of the finals and held on for the gold medal. She would return in 1976 and add a silver in the platform. She also won the World title on platform in 1973, adding a World bronze in 1975. Her daughter, Anna Lindberg, competed for Sweden in diving four times at the Olympics, from 1996-2008.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Ulrika Knape 17 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Milena Duchková 20 Czechoslovakia TCH Silver
3 Marina Janicke 18 East Germany GDR Bronze
4 Janet Ely 18 United States USA
5 Micki King 28 United States USA
6 Sylvia Fiedler 20 East Germany GDR
7 Nancy Robertson 22 Canada CAN
8 Inge Pertmayr 25 Austria AUT
9 Kathy Rollo 20 Canada CAN
10 Alla Selina 18 Soviet Union URS
11 Elżbieta Wierniuk 21 Poland POL
12 Beverly Williams 15 Great Britain GBR
13 QR Nataliya Kuznetsova-Lobanova 25 Soviet Union URS
14 QR Beverly Boys 21 Canada CAN
15 QR Maxie Michael 21 West Germany FRG
16 QR Melania Decuseară 26 Romania ROU
17 QR Regina Krajnow 22 Poland POL
18 QR Helen Koppell 17 Great Britain GBR
19 QR Tetiana Shtyreva-Volynkina 17 Soviet Union URS
20 QR Bertha Baraldi 24 Mexico MEX
21 QR Cynthia Potter-McIngvale 21 United States USA
22 QR Laura Kivelä 20 Finland FIN
23 QR Keiko Osaki-Otsubo 29 Japan JPN
24 QR Ursula Sapp-Möckel 20 West Germany FRG
25 QR Carmen Belén Núñez 14 Spain ESP
26 QR Ann Jones 22 Australia AUS
27 QR Annita Smith 28 Netherlands NED