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Diving at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's Springboard

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 8, 1932
Date Finished: August 8, 1932
Format: 3 metre springboard. Final round only. Five compulsory and five optional dives.

Gold: USA Mickey Galitzen
Silver: USA Harold Smith
Bronze: USA Dick Degener


The United States swept the medals, led by [Mickey Galitzen] who had won silver in this event in 1928. The silver medalist was [Dutch Smith], followed by [Dick Degener] winning bronze. A few days later Smith and Galitzen would reverse positions, with Smith winning gold on the platform. Galitzen finished his Olympic career after 1932 with four medals, and the one gold in this event. Degener would return in 1936 to win the springboard gold medal. American divers would again sweep the springboard medals in 1936, 1948, and 1952.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Mickey Galitzen 22 United States USA Gold 161.38
2 Harold Smith 23 United States USA Silver 158.54
3 Dick Degener 20 United States USA Bronze 151.82
4 Alfred Phillips 24 Canada CAN 134.64
5 Leo Esser 25 Germany GER 134.30
6 Kazuo Kobayashi Japan JPN 133.76
7 Émile Poussard France FRA 128.66
8 Tetsutaro Namae Japan JPN 125.18
9 Josef Staudinger 25 Austria AUT 124.50
10 Federico Mariscal Mexico MEX 111.98
11 Arthur Stott 22 Canada CAN 110.22
12 Antonio Mariscal 17 Mexico MEX 97.28
13 Alonso Mariscal Mexico MEX 88.32