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Diving at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Women's Springboard

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Swimming Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 29, 1952
Date Finished: July 30, 1952
Format: 3 metre springboard.

Gold: USA Pat McCormick
Silver: FRA Mady Moreau
Bronze: USA Zoe Ann Olsen-Jensen


[Pat McCormick] won gold on the springboard in Helsinki, the first of her four Olympic diving gold medals, as she would win the double/double in both Helsinki and Melbourne. Second-place went to Frenchwoman [Mady Moreau], who was born in Vietnam, and had been seventh on the springboard in 1948. Her silver medal broke a run of American medal sweeps in women’s springboard that went back to 1920. The bronze was won by [Zoe Ann Olsen-Jensen], who had been the silver medalist in 1948, as Zoe Ann Olsen, before her marriage to major league baseball star Jackie Jensen.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Pat McCormick 22 United States USA Gold 147.30
2 Mady Moreau 24 France FRA Silver 139.34
3 Zoe Ann Olsen-Jensen 21 United States USA Bronze 127.57
4 Ninel Krutova 26 Soviet Union URS 116.86
5 Charmain Welsh 15 Great Britain GBR 116.38
6 Lyubov Zhigalova 28 Soviet Union URS 113.83
7 Nicole Péllissard-Darrigrand 21 France FRA 111.98
8 Ann Long 16 Great Britain GBR 108.82
9 QR Carol Frick 19 United States USA 52.97
10 QR Valentina Chumicheva 20 Soviet Union URS 52.15
11 QR Dorothy Drew 17 Great Britain GBR 51.28
12 QR Els van den Horn 25 Netherlands NED 49.44
13 QR Anna-Stina Wahlberg-Baidinger 20 Sweden SWE 48.47
14 QR Lenie Lanting-Keller 27 Netherlands NED 47.33
15 QR Masami Miyamoto 17 Japan JPN 46.88