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Diving at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Men's Springboard

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Swimming Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 6, 1928
Date Finished: August 8, 1928
Format: 1 and 3 metre boards.

Gold: USA Pete Desjardins
Silver: USA Mickey Galitzen
Bronze: EGY Farid Simaika


[Pete Desjardins] had won the silver medal in this event in 1924, but returned in Amsterdam to win gold. He was ranked first in the final round by all five judges. An American sweep was prevented by Egyptian diver [Farid Simaika], who won bronze behind [Mickey Galitzen]. Simaika actually had fewer total ordinals than Galitzen, 13.0 to 14.0, but placed third because three judges ranked Galitzen ahead of Simaika, and only two ranked Simaika ahead of Galitzen. The three medalists also won the medals in the 1928 platform, but there Simaika moved ahead of Galitzen for the silver medal, while Desjardins won the springboard/platform, as his teammate from 1924, [Al White], had done.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Pete Desjardins 21 United States USA Gold
2 Mickey Galitzen 18 United States USA Silver
3 Farid Simaika 20 Egypt EGY Bronze
4 Harold Smith 19 United States USA
5 Arthur Mund 29 Germany GER
6 Ewald Riebschläger 23 Germany GER
7 Alfred Phillips 19 Canada CAN
8 Heinz Plumanns 25 Germany GER
9 Fumio Takashina Japan JPN
4 p1 r1/2 Luciano Cozzi Italy ITA
4 p2 r1/2 Július Baláž 26 Czechoslovakia TCH
4 p3 r1/2 Maurice Lepage France FRA
5 p1 r1/2 Edmund Lindmark 33 Sweden SWE
5 p2 r1/2 Curt Sjöberg 31 Sweden SWE
5 p3 r1/2 Louis Gompers 26 Netherlands NED
6 p1 r1/2 Henk Lotgering 25 Netherlands NED
6 p2 r1/2 Josef Staudinger 21 Austria AUT
6 p3 r1/2 Federico Mariscal Mexico MEX
7 p1 r1/2 Armand Billard France FRA
7 p2 r1/2 Arthur Bischoff 27 Switzerland SUI
7 p3 r1/2 S. C. Mercer Great Britain GBR
8 p1 r1/2 Josef Nesvadba 19 Czechoslovakia TCH
8 p2 r1/2 Harry Morris Australia AUS