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Diving at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Platform

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 13, 1932
Date Finished: August 13, 1932
Format: 5 and 10 metre platforms. Final round only. Four compulsory and four optional dives.

Gold: USA Harold Smith
Silver: USA Mickey Galitzen
Bronze: USA Frank Kurtz


As they did in all 1932 Olympic diving events, the United States swept the men’s platform medals, led by gold medalist, [Dutch Smith]. Smith had placed second on the springboard five days earlier, trailing [Mickey Galitzen], but here he defeated Galitzen who placed second. Bronze on platform went to [Frank Kurtz], who would return to the 1936 Olympics, placing fifth on the platform. Kurtz became a highly decorated Air Force pilot during World War II, piloting the B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber called “The Swoose.” Kurtz later had a daughter, Swoosie Kurtz, named after the airplane, who became a well-known American actress.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Harold Smith 23 United States USA Gold 124.80
2 Mickey Galitzen 22 United States USA Silver 124.28
3 Frank Kurtz 20 United States USA Bronze 121.98
4 Josef Staudinger 25 Austria AUT 103.44
5 Carlos Curiel Mexico MEX 83.82
6 Jesús Flores 19 Mexico MEX 77.94
7 Alfred Phillips 24 Canada CAN 77.10
8 Hidekatsu Ishida Japan JPN 75.92