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Diving at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Women's Platform

Diving at the 1928 Summer Games: Next Summer Games


Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Swimming Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 10, 1928
Date Finished: August 11, 1928
Format: 5 and 10 metres platforms.

Gold: USA Betty Becker-Pinkston
Silver: USA Georgia Coleman
Bronze: SWE Lala Sjöqvist


Platform diving took place on both 5- and 10-metre platforms. There were 17 entrants who contested two pools, advancing three divers from each pool to the final. All rounds consisted of four compulsory dives, two from 5-metres and two from 10-metres. The event was won by [Betty Becker-Pinkston], who had won the 1924 springboard as Betty Becker. In Paris she had met another US diver, [Bud Pinkston], and the two later married. Silver medalist [Georgia Coleman] also won a bronze on the springboard in 1928, but returned in 1932 to win the springboard. Bronze went to Sweden’s [Lala Sjöqvist], whose sister, [Ingeborg], competed in platform diving at the 1932 and 1936 Olympics.

The fourth-place finisher was [Marie Baron] of the Netherlands. She had competed at the 1924 Olympics in swimming, and in Amsterdam, also competed in the 200 breaststroke, winning a silver medal.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Betty Becker-Pinkston 25 United States USA Gold
2 Georgia Coleman 16 United States USA Silver
3 Lala Sjöqvist 24 Sweden SWE Bronze
4 Marie Baron 20 Netherlands NED
5 Ada Onnela 17 Finland FIN
6 Hanni Rehborn 20 Germany GER
4 p1 r1/2 Belle White 33 Great Britain GBR
4 p2 r1/2 Renée Cretet-Flavier France FRA
5 p1 r1/2 Ingegärd Töpel 22 Sweden SWE
5 p2 r1/2 Alie van Leeuwen 19 Netherlands NED
6 p1 r1/2 Edith Nielsen 22 Denmark DEN
6 p2 r1/2 Clarita Hunsberger 22 United States USA
7 p1 r1/2 Truus Klapwijk 24 Netherlands NED
7 p2 r1/2 Doris Grimes Great Britain GBR
8 p1 r1/2 Hjördis Töpel 24 Sweden SWE
8 p2 r1/2 Kathleen Le Rossignol Great Britain GBR
9 p1 r1/2 Margret Borgs 19 Germany GER