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Diving at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

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Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Swimming Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 9, 1928
Date Finished: August 9, 1928
Format: 1 and 3 metre boards. Final round only.

Gold: USA Helen Meany
Silver: USA Dorothy Poynton-Hill
Bronze: USA Georgia Coleman


There were but 10 competitors from four countries, so only a final round was held. The United States’ divers swept the medals, led by [Helen Meany], competing in her third Olympic Games, but winning her first medal. In both 1920 and 1924 she competed only on the platform. The silver medalist, [Dorothy Poynton], had just turned 13-years-old a few weeks before this event, and would return to win the platform gold medal in both 1932 and 1936. Bronze medalist [Georgia Coleman] added a silver on the platform in Amsterdam and would return in 1932 to win gold on the springboard and repeat her silver medal on the platform. Coleman contracted polio in 1937 and lived only a few more years, dying at only 28-years-old.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Helen Meany 23 United States USA Gold 6.0
2 Dorothy Poynton-Hill 12 United States USA Silver 13.0
3 Georgia Coleman 16 United States USA Bronze 14.0
4 Ilse Meudtner 15 Germany GER 22.0
5 Margret Borgs 19 Germany GER 26.0
6 Lini Söhnchen 30 Germany GER 34.0
7 Truus Klapwijk 24 Netherlands NED 35.0
8 Alie van Leeuwen 19 Netherlands NED 35.0
9 Klara Bornett Austria AUT 40.0
10 Bep Hesterman 25 Netherlands NED 50.0