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Diving at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Platform

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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.

Gold: USA Bud Pinkston
Silver: SWE Erik Adlerz
Bronze: USA Harry Prieste


[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 - 1½ somersault dive from handstand; #19 - reverse dive, pike position.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Bud Pinkston 20 United States USA Gold
2 Erik Adlerz 27 Sweden SWE Silver
3 Harry Prieste 23 United States USA Bronze
4 Gustaf Blomgren 32 Sweden SWE
5 Yngve Johnson 24 Sweden SWE
6 Louis Balbach 23 United States USA
7 Adolpho Wellisch 34 Brazil BRA
4 p1 r1/2 Gunnar Ekstrand 28 Sweden SWE
4 p2 r1/2 Lauri Kyöstilä 26 Finland FIN
5 p1 r1/2 Paul Köhler 24 Denmark DEN
5 p2 r1/2 Sven Palle Sørensen 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