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Women's Springboard

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): Kokuritsu Yoyogi Kyogijo, Shibuya, Tokyo
Date Started: October 11, 1964
Date Finished: October 12, 1964
Format: 3 metre springboard.

Gold: GER Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Krämer
Silver: USA Jeanne Collier
Bronze: USA Patsy Willard


[Ingrid Krämer] had won this event in Roma (and the platform), breaking the American streak of wins in the event that went back to 1920. She was back, now as [Ingrid Engel-Krämer], but trailed through the first six dives behind American [Patsy Willard]. However Engel-Krämer pulled ahead on the final dive of the preliminaries and held onto the lead through the final three dives to defend her gold medal. She would also add a silver on the platform in Tokyo. [Jeanne Collier] moved into second place on her final dive to win the silver medal, with Willard dropping back to third. Collier would later marry [Ken Sitzberger], the winner of the men’s springboard in Tokyo.

There was some controversy in the qualifying, when Soviet [Yelena Anokhina], on her fourth dive, dove in a pike position, although she had been scheduled for layout. The judges gave her a good 11.25 points at first, but adjusted the score to 3.45 after learning of the dive error. This eliminated her from the finals, advancing Japan's [Kumiko Watanabe], who then finished eighth in qualifying. But the next morning, the Soviets protested, and Anokhina was permitted to repeat her fourth dive, scoring 9.60 points, enough to place her eighth, ahead of Watanabe, The Japanese then protested, and both divers were allowed to advance to the finals, where Anokhina finished sixth and Watanabe ninth.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Ingrid Gulbin-Engel-Krämer 21 Germany GER Gold 145.00
2 Jeanne Collier 18 United States USA Silver 138.36
3 Patsy Willard 23 United States USA Bronze 138.18
4 Sue Gossick 16 United States USA 129.70
5 Tamara Fedosova-Pogozheva-Safonova 18 Soviet Union URS 126.33
6 Yelena Anokhina 17 Soviet Union URS 125.60
7 Kanoko Tsutani-Mabuchi 26 Japan JPN 125.28
8 Angelika Hilbert 21 Germany GER 123.27
9 Kumiko Watanabe 28 Japan JPN 120.34
10 Christiane Lanzke 17 Germany GER 82.56
11 Judy Stewart 20 Canada CAN 82.39
12 Vera Baklanova 17 Soviet Union URS 82.04
13 Robyn Bradshaw 15 Australia AUS 77.64
14 Susan Knight 22 Australia AUS 76.76
15 Elisabeth Svoboda 22 Austria AUT 75.45
16 Inge Pertmayr 17 Austria AUT 74.31
17 Lindsay Grant-Stuart 17 Zimbabwe ZIM 74.28
18 Ulrike Sindelar-Pachowsky 21 Austria AUT 70.27
19 Carol Ann Morrow 18 Canada CAN 64.07
20 Sarie Bezuidenhout 19 Zimbabwe ZIM 63.50
21 Kerstin Rybrant 19 Sweden SWE 61.74