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Diving at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date Started: August 6, 1928
Date Finished: August 11, 1928
Events: 4

Participants: 61 (38 men and 23 women) from 17 countries
Youngest Participant: USA Dorothy Poynton-Hill (13 years, 24 days)
Oldest Participant: SWE Edmund Lindmark (34 years, 31 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 4 athletes with 2 medals
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (9 medals)


The 1928 diving events were held at the Zwemstadion (Swim Stadium) in Amsterdam, which was also the site of the swimming events, the water polo tournament, and the swimming section of the modern pentathlon. There were four diving events – 3-metre springboard and platform for men and women, which remained the standard Olympic diving program through 1996. United States’ divers won all four events, as they would from 1924-56, and 9 of 12 medals.