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Diving at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Women's Springboard

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Pool, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 19, 1976
Date Finished: July 20, 1976
Format: 3 metre springboard.

Gold: USA Jennifer Chandler
Silver: GDR Christa Köhler
Bronze: USA Cynthia Potter-McIngvale

Summary

The three favorites were the last two World Champions – Christa Köhler (GDR-1973) and Irina Kalinina (URS-1975), and the 1975 Pan American Champion, Jennifer Chandler of the USA. But the event was not close. Chandler led the qualifying and then took the lead in the final round on the second dive, and increased it on almost every dive to win the gold medal easily. Köhler was steady throughout to win silver. The bronze medal went to American Cynthia Potter-McIngvale, who was fourth behind East German [Heidi Ramlow] going into the final dive, but nailed her inward 2½ to move into third place. Kalinina was never a factor, barely qualifying in eighth place, and placing seventh in the final. She placed ahead of only Barbara Nejman (USA), who hit the board on her fifth dive, and dropped well back.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Jennifer Chandler 17 United States USA Gold
2 Christa Köhler 24 East Germany GDR Silver
3 Cynthia Potter-McIngvale 25 United States USA Bronze
4 Heidi Becker-Ramlow 21 East Germany GDR
5 Karin Guthke 19 East Germany GDR
6 Olga Dmitriyeva 16 Soviet Union URS
7 Irina Kalinina 17 Soviet Union URS
8 Barbara Nejman 25 United States USA
9 QR Beverly Boys 25 Canada CAN
10 QR Ursula Sapp-Möckel 24 West Germany FRG
11 QR Ulrika Knape 21 Sweden SWE
12 QR Agneta Henrikson 23 Sweden SWE
13 QR Helen Koppell 21 Great Britain GBR
14 QR Teri York 20 Canada CAN
15 QR Madeleine Barnett 29 Australia AUS
16 QR Tatyana Podmaryova 17 Soviet Union URS
17 QR Eniko Kiefer 15 Canada CAN
18 QR Rikiko Yamanaka 20 Japan JPN
19 QR Renate Piotraschke 16 West Germany FRG
20 QR Susanne Wetteskog 18 Sweden SWE
21 QR Rebecca Ewert 21 New Zealand NZL
22 QR Elizabeth Jack 18 Australia AUS
23 QR Norma Baraldi 21 Mexico MEX
24 QR Fusako Kakumaru 18 Japan JPN
25 QR Carmen Belén Núñez 18 Spain ESP
26 QR Aura Dinisio 16 Venezuela VEN
27 QR Peri Suzan Özkum 17 Turkey TUR