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Diving at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Women's Platform

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Olympic Park Swimming Stadium, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 12, 1932
Date Finished: August 12, 1932
Format: 5 and 10 metre platforms. Final round only. Four compulsory dives.

Gold: USA Dorothy Poynton-Hill
Silver: USA Georgia Coleman
Bronze: USA Marion Roper


Competition took place on 5- and 10-metre platforms, with only four dives, all compulsory, two on the 5-metre platform and two on the 10-metre platform. There were only seven competitors, with the medals swept by United States’ divers. [Dorothy Poynton] won gold, after winning a silver on the springboard at the 1928 Olympics. She would return to the 1936 Olympics and defend her title on the platform and add a fourth Olympic medal, a bronze, on the springboard. Silver medalist [Georgia Coleman] repeated her performance at the 1928 Olympics, and also won a gold in 1932 on springboard. This was the only Olympic appearance for the bronze medalist, [Marion Roper].

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Dorothy Poynton-Hill 17 United States USA Gold 40.26
2 Georgia Coleman 20 United States USA Silver 35.56
3 Marion Roper 21 United States USA Bronze 35.22
4 Ingeborg Sjöqvist 20 Sweden SWE 34.52
5 Ingrid Larsen 20 Denmark DEN 31.96
6 Etsuko Kamakura Japan JPN 31.36
7 Magdalene Epply-Staudinger 21 Austria AUT 26.76