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Diving at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

Women's Plain High

Diving at the 1924 Summer Games: Previous Summer Games


Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Tourelles Swimming Pool, Saint-Mandé
Date Started: July 19, 1924
Date Finished: July 20, 1924
Format: 5 and 10 metre platforms.

Gold: USA Carol Smith
Silver: USA Betty Becker-Pinkston
Bronze: SWE Hjördis Töpel


This event was termed plain high diving, but was effectively a platform diving competition, held on both the 5-metre and 10-metre platforms. Women had competed in plain high diving at the Olympics in 1912 and 1920, but from 1928 onward, this would be called the platform diving competition. The event consisted of four dives in each round, two compulsory and two optional. Only 11 competitors started with three from each pool advancing to a final round. The final was won by [Carol Smith] of the USA, followed by her teammate [Betty Becker], who won the springboard gold medal in Paris, with the bronze medal going to Sweden’s [Hjördis Töpel]. Becker would return in 1928 and win gold on the platform.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Carol Smith 17 United States USA Gold
2 Betty Becker-Pinkston 21 United States USA Silver
3 Hjördis Töpel 20 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Edith Nielsen 17 Denmark DEN
5 Helen Meany 19 United States USA
6 Belle White 29 Great Britain GBR
4 p1 r1/2 Verrall Newman 27 Great Britain GBR
4 p2 r1/2 Grete Adler 28 Austria AUT
5 p1 r1/2 Ewa Olliwier 20 Sweden SWE
5 p2 r1/2 Sophie Hennebert Belgium BEL
6 p1 r1/2 Eileen Armstrong 30 Great Britain GBR