Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Antwerp Swimming Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 28, 1920
Date Finished: August 29, 1920
Format: 5 and 10 metre boards.
[Bud Pinkston] was the favorite in this event, having won the 1920 AAU Championship and he did not disappoint. The American bronze medalist, [Harry Prieste], died in April 2001, then aged 103 years old. At the 2000 Olympics, he attended the Sydney Games, returning an Olympic flag that he had )borrowed) while a competitor in Antwerp.
The fancy high diving consisted of four optional and four compulsory dives, executed from both height platforms. The compulsory dives were as follows: #6 - inward dive; #11 - front handstand dive; #17 - 1Â½ somersault dive from handstand; #19 - reverse dive, pike position.
|1||Bud Pinkston||20||United States||USA||Gold|
|3||Harry Prieste||23||United States||USA||Bronze|
|6||Louis Balbach||23||United States||USA|
|4 p1 r1/2||Gunnar Ekstrand||28||Sweden||SWE|
|4 p2 r1/2||Lauri KyÃ¶stilÃ¤||26||Finland||FIN|
|5 p1 r1/2||Paul KÃ¶hler||24||Denmark||DEN|
|5 p2 r1/2||Sven Palle SÃ¸rensen||21||Denmark||DEN|
|6 p1 r1/2||Richard Flint||20||Canada||CAN|
|6 p2 r1/2||Clyde Swendsen||24||United States||USA|
|7 p2 r1/2||Kalle Kainuvaara||29||Finland||FIN|
|8 p2 r1/2||Sigvard Andersen||26||Norway||NOR|