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Diving at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Plain High

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Antwerp Swimming Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 22, 1920
Date Finished: August 25, 1920
Format: 5 and 10 metre boards.

Gold: SWE Arvid Wallman
Silver: SWE Nils Skoglund
Bronze: SWE Johan Jansson


In the plain high diving, Swedes took the first four places, with Erik Adlerz, who won silver at fancy high diving, bringing up the rear of those four. The silver medal winner was Nils Skoglund, who was only 14 years and 11 days old on the day that event ended. He remains the youngest male ever to win a medal in Olympic diving. He is also the youngest male to ever win an individual medal in the Olympics, trailing five women in that category. The 1920 plain high diving event consisted of four dives - one each running and standing from both the 5- and 10-metre platforms.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Arvid Wallman 19 Sweden SWE Gold
2 Nils Skoglund 13 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Johan Jansson 27 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Erik Adlerz 27 Sweden SWE
5 Yrjö Valkama 25 Finland FIN
6 Herold Jansson 20 Denmark DEN
7 Fernand Sauvage Belgium BEL
8 Adolpho Wellisch 34 Brazil BRA
9 Harold Clarke Great Britain GBR
4 p1 r1/2 Albert Dickin Great Britain GBR
4 p2 r1/2 Kalle Kainuvaara 29 Finland FIN
4 p3 r1/2 Harry Prieste 23 United States USA
5 p1 r1/2 Sigvard Andersen 26 Norway NOR
5 p2 r1/2 Clyde Swendsen 24 United States USA
5 p3 r1/2 Sven Palle Sørensen 21 Denmark DEN
6 p1 r1/2 Richard Beauchamp 19 United States USA
6 p2 r1/2 Frank Mullen 32 United States USA
6 p3 r1/2 Bernhard Dahl 21 Norway NOR
7 p1 r1/2 Guglielmo De Sanctis Italy ITA
7 p2 r1/2 Richard Flint 20 Canada CAN
7 p3 r1/2 Joseph de Sonay 23 Belgium BEL
8 p2 r1/2 Masaren Uchida 22 Japan JPN