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Diving at the 1924 Paris Summer Games:

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Host City: Paris, France
Venue(s): Tourelles Swimming Pool, Saint-Mandé
Date Started: July 17, 1924
Date Finished: July 18, 1924
Format: 1 and 3 metre boards.

Gold: USA Betty Becker-Pinkston
Silver: USA Aileen Riggin
Bronze: USA Carol Fletcher


Competition was held on both 1-metre and 3-metre springboards with each diver executing six optional dives in each round. The 17 divers competed in two pools and advanced three divers from each pool to the final round. The gold medal went to American [Betty Becker], who led an American sweep. The silver medal was won by the defending champion [Aileen Riggin], who also won a bronze medal in 1924 in the 100 metre backstroke event. Becker met her future husband, diver [Bud Pinkston], at the Paris Olympics. The fifth-place finisher was Sweden’s [Signe Johansson], who died only in 2010 and is the longest lived Olympian known.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Betty Becker-Pinkston 21 United States USA Gold
2 Aileen Riggin 18 United States USA Silver
3 Carol Fletcher 17 United States USA Bronze
4 Ewa Olliwier 20 Sweden SWE
5 Signe Johansson 18 Sweden SWE
6 Klara Bornett Austria AUT
4 p1 r1/2 Märta Johansson 17 Sweden SWE
4 p2 r1/2 Viktoria Sölkner Austria AUT
5 p1 r1/2 Louise Lenormand France FRA
5 p2 r1/2 Amelia Hudson Great Britain GBR
6 p1 r1/2 Truus Klapwijk 20 Netherlands NED
6 p2 r1/2 Suzanne Raeth 19 France FRA
7 p1 r1/2 Catherine O'Bryen Great Britain GBR
7 p2 r1/2 Hendrika Bante 23 Netherlands NED
8 p1 r1/2 Eugenie Briollet 23 France FRA
8 p2 r1/2 Gladys Luscombe 15 Great Britain GBR
9 p2 r1/2 Aloisie Krongeigerová Czechoslovakia TCH